“Flowers In The Attic” Is Both Suspense And Romance
Flowers in the Attic is a 1980 Gothic novel by V. C. Andrews. It’s the first novel in the Dollanganger Series and was followed up by Petals on the Wind, When There Are Thorns, Gardens of Evil, The Court of Mirabell, Seeds of Paradise, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Petrichor. In this novel, we follow Ginger, who lives in an old house on the outskirts of town. Her sister, Summer, has moved out and taken over the vacant attic. Ginger struggles to cope with her boredom and the death of her best friend, Rhonda, in a car crash.
“Flowers in the Attics” tells the story of Ginger and her adventures in the home she grew up in. The novel begins in the dead of night, when Ginger gets out of bed and hears the familiar sound of the television alarm. The next thing she sees is her grandmother, lying on the floor of their attic with a bullet through her head. At first Ginger believes her grandmother is dead, but after listening to the television, learns that her grandmother is actually alive, and hiding from something she doesn’t want you to know about.
The next morning, Ginger and her father, Horace, go to the attic to investigate. They discover the bodies of two men and a woman lying dead in a cupboard. They also discover a satchel and some money. Horace goes back into the house, where Ginger is waiting for him. He tells her that his grandmother committed suicide by shooting herself in the head with the butt of her shotgun, using the satchel to rob her money and the attic door as a gun. She then pushed her body against the wall of the attic and hanged herself.
Horace tries to convince Ginger to take care of her mother, but Ginger won’t listen. Later that day, Horace goes to visit his mother, who continues to refuse to believe that her mother died in her sleep. He then decides to visit the attic to search for clues that will confirm his theory that his grandmother committed suicide. He finds evidence of bloodstains, which are ruled out as being the work of a burglar. After examining the bodies, he realizes that the bodies were placed there a long time ago, by two men who were relatives of Ginger’s mother.
Horace tells Ginger about his grandmother’s death, including how she died, her final words to her children, and where she buried the remains. He then begins to suspect that his grandmother was not the victim of a burglary, but instead killed by her own son. When Ginger and her father return home, they are confronted by the man who raised Ginger and believed her mother was his only child. Horace protects Ginger and her father from further harm, but not before they are knocked unconscious. Horace later learns from Ginger’s doctor that the reason her mother died in her sleep was because of a brain tumor brought on by an accident that caused her to slip into a coma.
The movie “Flowers In The Attic” is based on a true story. Directed by Lisa709 Yancey, the film is produced by Focus Features and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film stars Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet, Aidan Gillen, Jacob Lofland, and Michael Chiklis. Will Gluck, Debra Messing, Terri Dale Parks, and John Turturro also have small parts in this film. This is the second film in the Scream franchise; the first, “Scream” (also with Portman), was released in 2021.