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Flowers in the Attic Trivia

AKA:
Flowers in the Attic Picture
1987
Realisation starts to dawn.
Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1987 Thriller movie starring Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson et al.
Contributed by: Melissa
Kristy Swanson, who plays Cathy in Flowers in the Attic, later went on to star as Buffy in the 1992 movie "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"
Contributed by: Lauren Reese
Lindsay Parker is the daughter of Andy Parker, original drummer for British rock band UFO.
Contributed by: Denise
The part of the chilly, steely-eyed grandmother is played by Louise Fletcher, who also played the chilly, steely-eyed Nurse Ratched in the classic 1975 film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", a role for which she took home the Best Actress Oscar in '76.
V.C. Andrews herself has a cameo in this film! Watch for her as the maid scrubbing a window. You’ll see this scene after Chris and Cathy’s escape attempt.
Contributed by: Teran Morris
Louise Fletcher also played Kai Winn, in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".
Contributed by: Shannon
Louise Fletcher also starred with Cynthia Gibb in The Karen Carpenter Story.
Contributed by: Mike
Jeb Stuart Adams, the older brother in Flowers in the Attic, is also one of Troy's friends at the wishing well in Goonies.
In the novel the mother doesn't actually get thrown over the balcony at the end!!
Contributed by: Bridgette Marie And Stacy
The novel was WAY creepier then the film, as are the book's sequels. There are extra violent scenes between the children and developments in their relationships, not shown in the movie.
Wes Craven had written a screenplay adaptation for Flowers in the Attic and was planning to direct the film version himself.

Craven's screenplay was apparently panned because the studio found it too disturbing, if you can believe it.
The mansion exists in New England. It is called Castle Hill and it is located on the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA (and tours are available).
Contributed by: Allyson
Victoria Tennant naturally has a British accent, but disguised it for the film. She admitted to having a particularly hard time with the word "children", as you can see in the movie.
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Incorrect Trivia
What follows are trivia items we now believe are bogus. Some of them will have explanations, some will not. We just leave 'em in for interest, really.
Louise Fletcher who plays grandmother, lives in the mansion in two films Flowers in the attic and Cruel Intentions where she plays Aunt Helen Rosmond.

The mansion in Cruel Intentions was the Phipps estate at the Old Westbury Gardens, NY. This was also used in Wolf, North by Northwest, and Hitch, but not Flowers in the Attic.
Flowers in the Attic