After the death of her husband, a mother takes her kids off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the kids are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by the grandmother, and their mother, who becomes less and less concerned about them and their failing health, and more concerned about herself and the inheritance she plans to win back from her dying father, to the point of murder...
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One of the decade's most widely read best sellers is now this year's incredible shocker.
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Did You Know?
According to Jeffrey Bloom, production of the movie was very unhappy directorial experience because of difference in opinion between him, seven different producers and two studios that were involved in the film, all of which had different ideas and wanted a different movie. Because of this and studio forced cuts during post production after bad test screening, version of the movie that was released is not Bloom's original intended director's cut. See more
When the grandmother deliberately knocks over Cathy's ballerina music box, she's wearing a green dress. The next shot, which shows her walking down the stairs, her dress is black. The latter scene was shot in Beverly Hills, California, the same time as the studio ending. See more
Look at us, Mother! Do we look like you with your rosy cheeks and your bright eyes? Look at the twins, Mother! Cory has stomach cramps almost every day, and Carrie has little sores growing on her skin! Do you know or even care that the grandmother has stopped feeding us for more than a week?
Stop it! You have no right to talk to me like that! Do you think I've had pleasure while my children have been in pain? You are heartless. When you're ready to treat me with love, I'll be back.