Flowers in the Attic
Director: Jeffrey Bloom Run Time: 93 min. Release Year: 1987
Starring: Ben Ryan Ganger, Jeb Stuart Adams, Kristy Swanson, Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant
Screenwriter: V.C. Andrews, Jeffrey Bloom
Producers: Sy Levin, Thomas Fries
An adaptation of the infamous V.C. Andrews novel that was the most scandalous book every pre-teen girl had on her nightstand at one time, Flowers in the Attic is a terribly twisted tale of hidden children, burgeoning sexuality, and the darkest family secrets that lead to devastating and horrific consequences. After their father dies, a group of children move in with their grandparents in a decaying mansion. Considered dirty little secrets, the children are forced to live hidden from the world in an attic, even as their mother seemingly abandons them altogether and they grow into their sexuality. This is one guilty pleasure that disturbs on so many levels!