Horror movie involving a house that eats people
January 11, 2014 9:48 PM   Subscribe

A friend of mine, in discussing Flowers in the Attic with her husband, discovered that he thought that title was attached to a very different story. In her words, "a horror movie about a family moving into an awful run-down house and it gradually kills them all and at the end the house is lovely with blooming flowers cuz it is happy and well fed." Obviously this is not Flowers in the Attic, but what IS it? He thinks it was from the 1970s, probably the late seventies, but he can't remember any other details.
posted by KathrynT to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Burnt Offerings?
posted by Rob Rockets at 9:56 PM on January 11, 2014 [7 favorites]

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats?

Actually, don't click on that link about the film. Click on this link about the film. You won't regret it.
posted by eschatfische at 10:01 PM on January 11, 2014 [2 favorites]

I came in to recommend Death Bed! It's most likely not the film you're looking for, but it is hilariously awful.
posted by mon-ma-tron at 10:15 PM on January 11, 2014

Sounds like Rose Red, a miniseries by Stephen King.
posted by teatime at 10:27 PM on January 11, 2014

Wasn't The House That Bled to Death, was it?
posted by Chrysostom at 11:01 PM on January 11, 2014

Sounds like House, a Japanese horror flick from the late 70s.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:22 PM on January 11, 2014

It's definitely absolutely Burnt Offerings!!

Ah, Karen Black. Total genius.
posted by jbenben at 11:25 PM on January 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

I sent my friend the Burnt Offerings link and she sent back "yep, that seems likely!" Eight minutes, man, well done AskMe.
posted by KathrynT at 11:49 PM on January 11, 2014 [2 favorites]

Your friend can watch Burnt Offerings in full here to make sure.
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 11:54 PM on January 11, 2014 [7 favorites]

He has watched it and it is absolutely Burnt Offerings. Thanks, everyone!
posted by KathrynT at 11:27 AM on January 14, 2014

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