Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to witness the exclusive show preview of V.C. Andrews’ hit novel Flowers in the Attic before its TV premiere along with some other lovely bloggers. Nuffnang Philippines was too lovely to give me tickets for two (2). It was a very timely invitation because I was looking for something to do with my Mom while she's still with me here in Manila.
Though I was totally pissed being stuck in traffic for an hour on our way to the screening, it was totally worth it. The screening was at Glorietta 4 Cinema in Makati City on a somewhat gloomy night but that didn't dampen our spirits. The screening was hosted by Nuffnang Philippines and Lifetime Asia who provided us with snacks in a lovely-little-goodie-basket.
Flowers in the Attic is a 2014 Lifetime movie, based on V.C. Andrews' controversial cult-classic novel, "Flowers in the Attic" that follows the story of “The Dollanganger Siblings“, 12-year-old Cathy, 14-year-old Chris, and 4-year-old twins Carrie and Cory, as they embark on a life journey. After the unexpected death of their father, they were hidden in the attic of their ruthless grandmother, and faced cruel treatment from her.
So how was the movie you ask? We'll Mom and I both loved it. I have read the book back in college. Just like the book, Lifetime did a great job in making this film an astoundingly dark piece. Acting is superb, and the editing is excellent. If you’re not familiar with V.C. Andrews’ tale, Flowers in the Attic, you probably should be. It’s hands down one of the most frightening stories ever told. But it’s a typical in the fact that physical violence isn't the preferred method of fear tactic in this piece, so much as blatant neglect and grueling psychological torment. V.C. Andrews really did know how to stir things up and write memorable characters.
P.S. You can watch Flowers in the Attic on its TV debut on Aug 12 ONLY on LIFETIME - SkyCable Channel 65 (SD)/ Channel 199 (HD) OR Destiny Cable Channel 44 (Analog)/Channel 65 (Digital).