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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The one truth they have yet to face is the terror no one could imagine.
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Did You Know?
The poster for the film contains a photo of four children huddled close together, looking frightened next to an open door, presumably the attic door (this photo also appeared on a Pocket Books paperback edition of the novel to publicize the film). However, the people featured in the photograph are not the actors from the movie, even though the photo copyrighted to New World Pictures/Fries Entertainment. See more
Cathy is wearing knee pads when she throws herself on the floor in an attempt to catch the ballerina figurine. See more
[after poisoning her son and telling the children of the death
Cory had pneumonia. The doctors did all they could. There won't be a funeral, he's already been buried.