The Stranger Beside Me (2003)

The Stranger Beside Me is based on Ann Rule's New York Times bestseller. Before she became a true crime writer, amazingly enough Ann became close friends with one of the most notorious serial killers -- Ted Bundy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za4ykNt0v9c Ann Rule (Barbara Hershey, The Entity) is an ex-cop and single mother who volunteers on the suicide… Continue reading The Stranger Beside Me (2003)

Black Brigade (1970)

Originally entitled Carter's Army, this made for TV movie debuted on ABC on January 27, 1970. It was written by David Kidd, who would also write The Swinging Cheerleaders, and Aaron Spelling, who would go on to dominate 1970's TV with Mod Squad, The Rookies, S.W.A.T., Starsky and Hutch, Family, Vega$, Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, Hart to Hart and many more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h_HkTT-gG4 Captain Beau Carter (Stephen… Continue reading Black Brigade (1970)

Seeds of Yesterday (2015)

After four V.C. Andrews movies -- and the original Flowers in the Attic -- nothing should surprise you. Any happy ending that the Dollanganger family finds will always be ruined in the very next film. Thirteen years later, Cathy and Chris are invited to Foxworth Hall, the same place they spent their childhood imprisoned within. Bart is… Continue reading Seeds of Yesterday (2015)

Petals on the Wind (2014)

Ten years after escaping from their mother, the surviving Dollanganger children -- Cathy, Chris and Carrie -- have tried to move on with their lives. But now, Cathy decides that enough is enough. She's finally ready to take her horrible revenge on her mother, vengeance that was only hinted upon in the first film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TspcQBbQWnM… Continue reading Petals on the Wind (2014)

Flowers In the Attic (2014)

Has any author been more made for Lifetime than V.C. Andrews? Nope. So it was no surprise when the network announced that four movies based on the Dollanganger saga would begin airing on its network in 2014. Unlike the 1987 theatrical film, the ending follows the book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stqlluFzolE Of course, it's the same basic story… Continue reading Flowers In the Attic (2014)

Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975)

The last film Richard Donner would make before The Omen, Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic is a hard-hitting made for TV movie all about how easily teens in the 1970's could become full-fledged alcoholics before they even graduated high school. It's written by Richard and Esther Shapiro, who would go on to create Dynasty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kii8EP9FHiM Sarah Travis (Linda Blair!)… Continue reading Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975)