Lifetime premiered the third Dollenganger saga movie, “If There Be Thorns,” on Sunday (April 5) and suffice to say that each subsequent adaptation of V.C. Andrews’ book series gets weaker and weaker. Thank goodness Heather Graham was still part of this one, but things ain’t lookin’ so good for “Seeds of Yesterday” next Sunday, April 12.
But let’s not dwell on the fourth movie just yet, and instead relish in the delightful insanity Graham once again brought to Corinne Foxworth.
First Corinne terrorizes her grandsons from behind a black veil inside her rundown old mansion full of junk (as one does):
Then she forges a special relationship with Bart, the grandson spawned from her daughter Cathy seducing Corinne’s husband Bart Sr:
Her bond with Bart gets … stronger:
Until she finally tells him the family’s horrible, incestuous secret. But at least she takes some responsibility:
In the end, Corinne has to save Bart from her Bible-toting manservant John Amos, who thinks women are the root of all evil.
And it’s a darn shame she dies in the barn fire, even if that is the plot from the book. Because next weekend’s “Seeds of Yesterday” is going to be so, so bad without Graham (or any of the original cast members, really) to save viewers.