I usually open up with a fun headline using the title of the movie. But, this week’s #80sLiveTweet has to be one of the most disturbing stories ever known to teenage girls – Flowers in the Attic. Let me just get this out of the way right now – this movie is a complete and absolute sh*t show. However, you will not be able to turn away. Every time I come across it while channel surfing, I scream, stop and sit down to watch it until the end. I’m not proud but hey; we all have our guilty pleasures.
For real though, your mother locks you and your siblings into an attic so she can land a rich man and then pretty much forgets about you? And your grandmother allows it? What?! I don’t know about you, but both my grandmothers – and my great-grandmother – enjoyed watching my brothers and I completely drive my parents insane. Why willingly lock your entertainment up in the attic? Bring the crazy down for all to see.
AND – the two oldest siblings “coming of age” and having a relationship? SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! This storyline is much more disturbing in the book – but, experiencing it visually will make you wince and focus on that random dust bunny you just saw under your entertainment center. Better yet, just go and take a walk around the block. Every time that storyline bubbles up in the movie I feel the urge to rip my face off like the paranormal investigator Marty did in Poltergeist. For real.
Notice how disturbed I am about this movie? Sad part, I’ll be right there with you all on Saturday night watching, reacting and tweeting the insanity. This badly acted B-movie is so horrible it’s awesome! Come and join in on the fun this weekend and let’s get the #80sLiveTweet series back in action.
- September 19, starting at 7pm EST/4pm PT
- Co-hosts: @reeltalker and @reelsistas
- Don’t forget to use #80sLiveTweet when commenting, and remember — Home Sweet Home Is Murder