Flowers in the attic

(19 Posts)
Iguessyourestuckwithme Tue 29-Dec-15 21:03:53

Updated version in now smile

DiscoDancer Tue 29-Dec-15 21:21:23

Just turned over, not sure I want to watch it, I get disturbed quite easily....

fresta Tue 29-Dec-15 21:29:10

I'm watching, I loved the books as a teenager!

thewookieswife Tue 29-Dec-15 21:58:51

I'm watching now - missed the first 25mins though ! Read all the books years ago !

VinylScratch Tue 29-Dec-15 22:00:35

I'm watching too, it's good so far.

DiscoDancer Tue 29-Dec-15 22:03:37

Acting is pretty awful though hmm

Firedemon Tue 29-Dec-15 22:04:51

What channel please?

SinisterBumFacedCat Tue 29-Dec-15 22:06:38

Seen it before on Sky. Deliciously trashy!

DiscoDancer Tue 29-Dec-15 22:08:05

I know, can't seem to stop watching even though I'm cringing!

fresta Tue 29-Dec-15 23:06:43

Apparently they are doing the whole series, Petals on the wind comes out soon!

fresta Tue 29-Dec-15 23:08:11

I remember there being a lot more emphasis on the poisoning in the book, and the children becoming sicker and sicker!

VinylScratch Tue 29-Dec-15 23:11:06

What was the electric fence all about, I don't remember that in the books. That groundsman didn't seem very surprised to hear they were Corinne's children either.

MissBattleaxe Sat 02-Jan-16 19:00:45

I thought it was terrible, but Heather Graham was about the only good casting. The books were great but I have yet to see a really good film or TV version.

I saw Petals on The Wind and I barely recognised it. It seems to be very loosely based on the books with entire characters missing and some completely new ones invented.

FairyDustDreamer Sun 03-Jan-16 09:29:13

Oh, thought 1980s version so didn't watch it as watched it first time round at cinema. It was a crap film and my boyfriend of time looked at me aghast as I had bigged it up having enjoyed the book.
So less cringe making in this version?
What channel was it?

MissBattleaxe Sun 03-Jan-16 10:35:15

I can't remember the channel. I saved it to my shows so would have to look it up. Agree that the 1980s version was terrible. That's the one with Victoria Tennant isn't it? Awful.

SinisterBumFacedCat Sun 03-Jan-16 10:37:08

Channel 5

FairyDustDreamer Sun 03-Jan-16 10:38:40

Channel 5, thank you.
May have to watch it!

iwantgin Mon 04-Jan-16 20:27:21

Ah i missed this.

I vaguely remember reading the books as a teenager.

Will search it out.

notquitehuman Mon 11-Jan-16 21:01:47

This movie was truer to the book than the terrible 80s version. I feel they've tried to take the source material too seriously though. Virginia Andrews writes campy novels, the movies shouldn't take themselves so seriously.

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