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11th Feb '16 1:45:14 PM twilicorn
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Another film adaptation was produced for the Lifetime network in 2014.
11th Jan '15 6:29:08 PM Minni128
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* BillingDisplacement: Kristy Swanson (Cathy) is billed below Victoria Tennant (Corrine), although Cathy is the main character and her older self narrates.
** While the 2014 Lifetime version hews closer to the novel, this billing trope remains - Kiernan Shipka (a much more age-appropriate Cathy than Miss Swanson) is billed ''third'' with Heather Graham (Corrine) and Ellen Burstyn (the grandmother) coming before her.



* DawsonCasting: This was one of the problems with the film adaptation. The actors playing the elder children are the size of full-grown adults but *act* as though they're relatively young children. This even [[PlotHole breaks the plot]] - the male lead is large enough to physically overpower the abusive grandmother, which would make escaping from the large, empty mansion trivial. The actor playing Chris was 26! Although, WMG here, but perhaps [[spoiler: being the product of incest]] might have made them feeble.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Wes Craven wrote a screenplay that Andrews turned down, and Sharon Stone auditioned for the part of Corrine.
** Craven's ending luckily survived; the studio was not happy with other scripts they commissioned that kept the downer ending where [[spoiler: like in the original book, Corrine and her grandmother get away with everything]]. So they grafted the Wes Craven ending onto the script that they ultimately picked to film in order to tie up loose ends and give the series closure with [[spoiler: Corine getting killed for her crimes]].
*** A script for a sequel (''Petals On the Wind'') was created for the second novel and Kristy Swanson and Louis Fletcher would have reprised their roles. The sequel would have focused upon Cathy's various affairs with other men, in order to try and escape her fears of falling for her brother and substituted the grandmother in Corrines role, as far as Corrine seducing her grandmother's new boyfriend as payback for her cruelty towards her grandchildren.
17th Nov '14 4:24:43 PM Scandia
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, Olivia has gray hair. Plus she is described as tall and mannish, with a square jaw. In the movie, Olivia has red hair, manicured nails, and make-up.
27th Jun '14 11:39:51 AM Cindylover1969
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** While the 2014 Lifetime version hews closer to the novel, this billing trope remains - Kiernan Shipka (a much more age-appropriate Cathy than Miss Swanson) is billed ''third'' with Heather Graham (Corrine) and Ellen Burstyn (the grandmother) coming before her.
27th Jun '14 11:36:10 AM Cindylover1969
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* BillingDisplacement: Kristy Swanson (Cathy) is billed below Victoria Tennant (Corrine), although Cathy is the main character and her older self narrates.



** Craven's ending luckily survived; the studio was not happy with other scripts they commissioned that kept the downer ending where [spoiler: like in the original book, Corrine and her grandmother get away with everything]. So they grafted the Wes Craven ending onto the script that they ultimately picked to film in order to tie up loose ends and give the series closure with [spoiler: Corine getting killed for her crimes].
*** A script for a sequel (Petals On the Wind) was created for the second novel and Kristy Swanson and Louis Fletcher would have reprised their roles. The sequel would have focused upon Cathy's various affairs with other men, in order to try and escape her fears of falling for her brother and substituted the grandmother in Corrines role, as far as Corrine seducing her grandmother's new boyfriend as payback for her cruelty towards her grandchildren.

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** Craven's ending luckily survived; the studio was not happy with other scripts they commissioned that kept the downer ending where [spoiler: [[spoiler: like in the original book, Corrine and her grandmother get away with everything]. everything]]. So they grafted the Wes Craven ending onto the script that they ultimately picked to film in order to tie up loose ends and give the series closure with [spoiler: [[spoiler: Corine getting killed for her crimes].crimes]].
*** A script for a sequel (Petals (''Petals On the Wind) Wind'') was created for the second novel and Kristy Swanson and Louis Fletcher would have reprised their roles. The sequel would have focused upon Cathy's various affairs with other men, in order to try and escape her fears of falling for her brother and substituted the grandmother in Corrines role, as far as Corrine seducing her grandmother's new boyfriend as payback for her cruelty towards her grandchildren.
28th May '14 10:17:35 PM MirrorNoir
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** Craven's ending luckily survived; the studio was not happy with other scripts they commissioned that kept the downer ending where [spoiler: like in the original book, Corrine and her grandmother get away with everything]. So they grafted the Wes Craven ending onto the script that they ultimately picked to film in order to tie up loose ends and give the series closure with [spoiler: Corine getting killed for her crimes].
*** A script for a sequel (Petals On the Wind) was created for the second novel and Kristy Swanson and Louis Fletcher would have reprised their roles. The sequel would have focused upon Cathy's various affairs with other men, in order to try and escape her fears of falling for her brother and substituted the grandmother in Corrines role, as far as Corrine seducing her grandmother's new boyfriend as payback for her cruelty towards her grandchildren.
16th Apr '14 6:06:07 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen : Wes Craven wrote a screenplay that Andrews turned down, and Sharon Stone auditioned for the part of Corrine.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen : WhatCouldHaveBeen: Wes Craven wrote a screenplay that Andrews turned down, and Sharon Stone auditioned for the part of Corrine.
19th Jan '14 6:09:56 AM ndboy
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* MamaBear: Averted with Corrine, who doesn’t give a rat's crap about her kids. PlayedStraight with Cathy, who is a surrogate mother to her little brother and sister.

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* MamaBear: Averted with Corrine, who doesn’t give a rat's crap ass about her kids. PlayedStraight with Cathy, who is a surrogate mother to her little brother and sister.
19th Jan '14 12:04:37 AM shamblingdead
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen : Wes Craven wrote a screenplay that Andrews turned down, and Sharon Stone auditioned for the part of Corrine.
1st Jan '14 2:25:25 AM shamblingdead
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* DawsonCasting: This was one of the problems with the film adaptation. The actors playing the elder children are the size of full-grown adults but *act* as though they're relatively young children. This even [[PlotHole breaks the plot]] - the male lead is large enough to physically overpower the abusive grandmother, which would make escaping from the large, empty mansion trivial.

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* DawsonCasting: This was one of the problems with the film adaptation. The actors playing the elder children are the size of full-grown adults but *act* as though they're relatively young children. This even [[PlotHole breaks the plot]] - the male lead is large enough to physically overpower the abusive grandmother, which would make escaping from the large, empty mansion trivial. The actor playing Chris was 26! Although, WMG here, but perhaps [[spoiler: being the product of incest]] might have made them feeble.
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