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FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: Blu-ray reissue (New World, 1987) Arrow Academy

By the time director, Jeffrey Bloom’s Flowers in the Attic hit theaters in 1987, author, V.C. Andrews' clout, as well as her enormous cult following had reached its zenith in the publishing industry – regrettably, one year after the author’s untimely death from breast cancer. Andrews herself would make her one and only screen appearance as a maid, washing windows in this movie. Indeed, the Dollanganger franchise, kick-started by this brooding, terribly compelling and bizarrely wicked page-turner about family incest and betrayal, first published in 1979, had been followed by the runaway literary successes of Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, Garden of Shadows, Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth, Christopher's Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger and Christopher's Diary: Secret Brother. Tapping into elements of the Gothic horror and family saga, Andrews’ popularity was so secure with her readership, her estate hired ghost writer, Andrew Neiderman…

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