Los Angeles: New World Pictures, 1986. Revised Third Draft script for the 1987 film. INSCRIBED by actor Kristy Swanson on the title page to an unknown crew member.
Based on the 1979 Gothic novel by Virginia C. Andrews, about the incestuous plight of four unlucky siblings whose mother abandons them in the attic of her family's decaying ancestral home after their father's death in an automobile accident. While Andrews' novel was wildly popular among teenage girl readers of the 1970s and 80s, test audiences were revolted by some of the film's more taboo scenes, leading producers to heavily re-cut the film and even create a new ending—a decision which Bloom purportedly despised and refused to direct.
Partially set in Pennsylvania, shot on location in California and Massachusetts.
Yellow untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated April 30, 1986, noted as REVISED THIRD DRAFT, with credits for screenwriter JEFFREY BLOOM and novelist V.C. ANDREWS. 123 leaves, with last page of text numbered 122. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads.