svg-menu

Sezín Koehler

Trauma And Isolation In FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, Spooky Wrapping Paper, And More
The Bite #124

Trauma And Isolation In FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, Spooky Wrapping Paper, And More

As the pandemic continues to ravage the world and many continue to self-isolate in order to stop the spread of the virus, a wildly creepy tale of isolation has gone mostly unnoticed in spite of its renewed relevance to our current situation; Flowers In The Attic. When V.C. Andrews’ gothic horror drama came out in 1979, it caused an enormous scandal. Even by today’s boundary-pushing standards, its dark themes of child abuse, murder, and incest remain shocking. But perhaps what’s more shocking still is the enduring relevance of its subject matter.