Dollanganger family Children: Cathy (12 years), Chris (14) and twins Carrie and Cory four years lead a quiet life and loving in Gladstone, Pennsylvania with their parents Christoph Corine.
After the tragic death of his father in a car accident that leaves grieving family full of debts, Corine decides to relocate with children in Viginia to her parents who are doing very well, to regain the love of her father, but the family legacy after death.
Once there their grandmother mother Olivia agreement forcing children to stay hidden from the eyes of all in a small room in the attic. Children face a cruel and merciless from a grandparent to a mother of increasingly careless. Finding solace in their own suffering, they will soon discover the dark secrets of the family.