V.C. Andrews' Web of Dreams Review: Brave Angel, Histrionics, & Bittersweet Tragedies!

V.C. Andrews’ Web of Dreams Review: Brave Angel, Histrionics, & Bittersweet Tragedies!




It’s the end of the road.

The V.C. Andrews Casteel Family drama comes to a close with Web of Dreams, the final installment of the succession.

The latest addition took us back to the beginning to meet the woman at the heart of the VanVoreen Casteel Tatterton Stonewall family tree of snarled wings and dark foliages.

Jennifer Laporte as Leigh VanVoreen

It was actually good. After our exclusive interrogation with Jennifer Laporte, it seemed as though Web of Dreams would have a different tint from the others.

Finally, we met and followed Leigh VanVoreen Casteel’s journey from a young daddy’s girl with her entire life ahead of her to a young lady who beat odds and met a bittersweet end.

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It’s what we were waiting for after Heaven and Annie got too sidetracked to delve into Leigh’s history. The immense news is no one was penis preoccupied. It was sickening!

Leigh Clutches her Ribbon

Annie, bless her stomach, exchanged herself a smidge. Luke Stonewall’s supernatural penis must have done her body and thoughts some good.

Now that her longing was slaked by her not-brother, she took the time to learn more about her grandmother. It made long enough!

After everything we learned about Leigh, she was more than deserving of some respect put on her name.

Grown Annie

Annie and name-brand Luke wreaked all of their happily domestic energy to the Tattorton House of Horrors so Annie could say goodbye to the father she didn’t bother to get to know.

R.I.P. Troy. Again.

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He’s dead for real this time. We never saw their own bodies( he probably didn’t look a epoch over 40, still ), but it’s a safe bet he kicked the bucket and got implanted next to his pedophilic brother since happy ever outrun him even in the afterlife.

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Then again he could be immersed next to Heaven. Maybe she’s awkwardly embed between her husband and her uncle-fiance. #Goals

Dear heavens, on all sides, this family is tainted by loss and misfortune. It’s heartbreaking when you think about it for too long.

The nature of Troy’s death is unclear, but it’s atrocious to think he spent his part life caught at the mansion never living his life and finding true happiness.

The happiest he was during his life was when he spent time with Leigh( who parented him more than Jillian and Tony combined) and when he and Heaven fell in love.

Leigh and Troy in the Maze

He likely deplete his final daytimes at the cabin, and beyond confirming she wasn’t related to her friend, it doesn’t appear as if Annie ever registered interest in forming a relationship with her birth father.

Now that Troy is dead, what does that means for the Tatterton Toy company and Farthinggale? With all the dreadful things that took place in that dwelling, wouldn’t you want to be done with it entirely?

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Maybe Annie will sell it or turn it into something meaningful like a house for mistreated brides. God knows there was a hell of a lot of insult that took place under that roof.

Leigh VanVoreen and Tony Tatterton

Rye Whiskey stimulated do with his single minute of screentime by establish Annie her grandmother’s diary. For some reason, Troy impeded it after all those years. It’s once agitating how Luke Casteel sent it to Tony after Leigh died.

Did he keep it in his weird serial killer-esque treasure chest of bangles dedicated to Leigh and Heaven? He was haunted with Leigh, but he didn’t mind save a diary that outlined how he raped her?

Anyhow, Annie was able to push past her painful rememberings of her time spent held captive at Farthinggale, and she spent time reading through Leigh’s story.

Young Tony Tatterton

Of all the stories connected to this series, Leigh’s was “the worlds largest” normal. She was a simple young girl who loved her papa to patches and grew up with a comfy extent of liberty.

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Her father may not ought to have her biological father, but he adored her. He was a decent man who did the best he could for his family, but it wasn’t enough for Jillian.

Jillian: Crew carries are not lady-like, and in your speciman, barely profitable.

Cleave: Not for some.

He had a progressive viewpoint despite these periods. He helped Leigh to dream of doing whatever she wanted to do. She could’ve shown interest in the cruise business he improved from scratch, or she could’ve gone off to college and prosecuted her ardour or located a job.

Daddy Dear

In his thinker, the world was Leigh’s oyster, and it was something special witnessing a person urge his daughter to be a fully-realized, fulfilled wife.

Justice for Cleave. He deserved better.

Leigh was happy. Her mother was nuttier than a fruitcake on Christmas Eve, but outside of her having to reassure the woman every five seconds that she was beautiful, her childhood was stable.

Leigh with Her Mother Jillian

It determines her expiration and the ripple effect of her extinction on so many beings all the more tragic. Maybe things wouldn’t have turned out the same if she had never met Tony Tatterton.

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The molding for this film was some of the strongest hitherto, but you guys, Max Lloyd-Jones was very best. Listen, Jason Priestley created a special something to the creeptastic Tony Tatterton, and damn if Jones didn’t pull from that with his operation.

Young Tony was hot with those piercing attentions and Scott Foley lips, even though he and some of the other guys started gazing alike after a while, but for once, the ages seemed right.

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Although the actor is pushing 30, he has the type of baby face that impels it easy for him to play much younger including boys, so unlike adult Jillian and Tony, the senility difference between their younger versions was more pronounced.

He was the excellent man-child millionaire. It appealed to Jillian, but she had no business prosecute him.

Grandma: I trust him. He has those Dean Martin eyes.

The affair between Jillian and Tony was peculiar. He was a wealthy playboy form; did he need to marry Jillian? What did he are presented in her?

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He mentioned her arrogance and how haunted she was with her beautiful and expression later on, but she was always like that. It never felt like there was passion or desire there.

But who takes their teenage daughter to their lover’s house and shafts him while she’s there? Tony didn’t pass a damn whether or not Leigh noticed, but Jillian envisaged she could get away with telling Leigh she didn’t view what “shes seen”.

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Leigh wasn’t seven-years-old march in on her parents “wrestling” in berthed. She moved in on her baby coming zipped up and caressed down by a chap who was probably playing with Tonka trucks or whatever equivalent a couple of years before.

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Jillian was a sad female. She, like many of the others in this series, is likely to be diagnosed with any number of personality disorders, but it’s evident her childhood suffers clamped her up, and she never recovered.

Mom of the Year’s idea of giving her daughter a coming of age talk included going on about her shameful ordeal as a child. Did Jillian experience half of what she said, or did she read Cinderella so many times she reputed the tale was her own?

Jillian: Because, Leigh, women never get to really have their own lives. They must be accessories to the lives of men

Leigh: We do?

Jillian: Oh yes. And now that you’re older, I must educate you. If you have nice hair, heels, and expensive drapes, and your natural beauty, you can have any man you want

Leigh: Someone like Papa?

Jillian: Set your displays higher, and by higher, I want richer. True wealth

The similarities were astonishing, but it’s doubtful Cinderella intent up a drunken mess and someone who purposed their own lives.

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Jillian had a warped and tyrannical outlook on womanhood. She felt gals were accessories and pretty things for men. She felt their purpose was to be arm candy.

She mulled elegance, the right invests, and an understanding of how to hold femininity like a gosh damn sword would be enough to bag any worker, preferably souls with fund, and quelling mortals via those symbolizes was how to take on the world.

Jillian: Are you warm now? Do you like sitting there naked with a humankind. My man? Exactly like your momma? That little stunt out there you don’t see I see it?

Leigh: I’m perplexed. We were playing and —

Jillian: Tony is mine. He’s marrying me.

Leigh: Of course he’s marrying you, mother. Are you OK?

In hindsight, it should’ve been a tip-off that Jillian was game for pimping out her daughter. She told Leigh to strive for someone better — wealthier– than her parent, but if Jillian aspired for more herself, she could’ve been a madame ranging a brothel.

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Secure a purse of your own and settled that annoying viewpoint to better use, wife! Then again, she would’ve managed to get in her own course. She DID get into her own path!

A difficult infancy riddled with abuse and trauma and a personality disorder wouldn’t tell Jillian be great.

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Initially, it didn’t make sense for Jillian, who lost half of the ten marbles left in her heading anytime person or something prompted her of her senility, to keep Leigh when she divorced Cleave.

She didn’t contribute a single damn about Leigh in any capability, and she could’ve got a fresh start without her. The dame was the epitome of “f* ck them kids”.




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She couldn’t have been more callous if she tried. It was ridiculous that she would move her younger, beautiful teen daughter into the Tatterton home when Leigh could’ve lived with the man who collected her.

As batshit crazy as Jillian was, she knew Tony had an affinity for Leigh, and the only way she was staying around was if Leigh did. It was like they were a bundle distribute, and Leigh had no idea she was a bargaining chip.

Tony: How you’ve developed these past few weeks, your mode that is, like a movie star. Before, you seems to be only a child.

Jillian felt as though she groomed Leigh to be exactly like her, and then realized her as an adversary and competitor rather than her daughter. She couldn’t attend Tony as a predator; she only ensure Leigh as her event.

The VanVoreen Family

She damn near told Leigh to not prosecute her stepfather as if Leigh was actively make that. Direct your feminine wiles toward somebody else, darling. He’s mine!

Yeah, um, Jillian, what ?!

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In her twisted intellect, she pondered Leigh was pretending to be prone and, you are aware, an underaged girlfriend expecting the adults around her would behave like grown-ups, when her real desires were to entice Tony and embezzle him away from her father.

The bride needed prescription, and this entire family could be used to teach an Abnormal Psychology 101 course.

Another Doll

So Tony hasn’t run a epoch in his life without being a creep, huh? The husband was odious, but again, Max Lloyd-Jones represented the blaze out of the role. That’s how you get it on, parties.

In every installment, at least one actor is working their concert like it’s going on their Emmy reel, and I’m not even mad about it.

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Obviously, it isn’t, but I respect the effort.

He and LaPorte were killing it. Every interaction between them is sufficient to procreate your skin move. He was such an incredible leerer.

Creepy Stepfather

Tony slipped in numerous inappropriate and/ or indirect observes about Leigh’s beauty and how fond he was of her. He preyed on her whenever they were in a room together.

The shower representation was appropriately cringe-worthy. The soul licked his cheeks when he said she was beautiful inside and out, and the suggest mood of it was too much to bear.

Tony: You’re perfect. Your skin, your mane — flawless. Beautiful, inside and out.

What is the preoccupation with baths and beings? Is it meant to be representative of these beings imagining they can wash away their demons and confidentials? Do they conclude a bathtub removes the impure thoughts and their strangeness?

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Cleaning sullied forms doesn’t cleanse sullied minds.

Tony’s prepare of Leigh was so calculated. He never bats an heart when Jillian walked in on the moment.

He didn’t flicker when Leigh threatened to tell her mother he required her to pose nude for a doll. He was never worried about something Jillian’s reaction to Leigh’s rape.

Tony: I’m not a bad person, Leigh, OK? This is just part of the craft.

He knew the strength “hes had” over Jillian and the help her disturbed mind had on her too.

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It was sickening that Tony originated Leigh pose nude. He dishonor her into doing it, presenting it as something empowering and liberating. Since when does someone have to pose naked for a doll?

Since when are dolls anatomically correct? Leigh was right; the original Angel doll was profane. She had the body of a damn coke bottle.

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He returned the doll a Kardashian ass, and then propelled a Tony tantrum when she didn’t like it. The longer Leigh remained in that house, the worse it went. She “shouldve been” pranced on any opportunity to get out of there.

Tony: I wanted to apologize. I know I overreacted, but it’s because I care about you so much. I see you with a son like that, and I get so incensed. I feel like somebody is going to make you away from me.

Jillian threatened to send her to boarding school in Switzerland at one point, and she would have done better making that volunteer.

Oh, You're Not Gillian

Nuns aren’t that shocking for purposes of comparison. God’s brides would have been a breeze compared against Satan’s spawn.

She “shouldve been” taken her grandmother’s offer sooner extremely. It’s likely Tony paid Granny off. Her comment about Tony protecting Leigh from Jillian as if she didn’t need someone to protect her from Tony was too generous of a statement for someone Granny scarcely knew.

Tony’s doll outburst was nothing in comparison with the territory hissy fit he hurled when Leigh approximately caressed a boy for the first time at her defendant.

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As panicked, it was a turning point in his preoccupation with her. Up until then, he took small steps and was properly creepy.

He compared her to her mother and adored that Leigh was more maternal with Troy than Jillian.

But another( age-appropriate) young man showing interest realized him want to stake his claim first.

They didn’t have to show anything, but the moments leading up to the rape and the close up of the dolls were frightening nonetheless.

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There was no safe locate for Leigh at Tatterton manor, and while her desire for Troy was strong, “theres nothing” there to help her through that atrocity.

Her mother didn’t care and claimed she wished she had aborted her, and Tony was on his path back.

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Leigh was brave, strong, and smart-alecky. She got the hell out of there and didn’t look back.

Jillian: How long have you been keeping this from me? No , no, this isnt going to happen! You “understand what youre saying”? I will not be a grandmother! I will not let you do this to me.

Leigh: I didn’t is everything! I told you it was him. He abused me!

Jillian: No. It was you. You hypnotized him. We’re going to a special doctor tomorrow to do what I should’ve done when I was pregnant with you.

Words cannot describe how surprising young Luke Casteel was. He was a sweet soldier once upon a time. He was kind and gentle.

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Leigh and Luke had the shortest love story of them all, but it was the sweetest and most authentic.

The Carney life wasn’t abrupt, but preferably part of his roots.

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And Tom was reminiscent of Luke Casteel in his youth. So was Luke Stonewall, who appeared to check on Annie just as Leigh’s happy final minutes with Luke came to an intention. It was a perfect endcap.

Luke: Please don’t judge.

Annie: I wouldn’t. Is it yours?

Luke: I feel like that’s unimportant, Ma.

Annie: OK, then I feel the same.

Luke didn’t need to know the full extent of Leigh’s story or who fathered her child; he affection her.

Leigh and Luke

Damn that young Luke! It’s near impossible to poke fun at him. He was genuinely sweetened, and his family hugged Leigh as their own.

When you figure she just devoted a year with them before she died –only a little over half a year, her legend is so gosh damn sad. It was heartbreaking.

Luke: What part of heaven did you drop out of, Leigh?

They saved the best for last. The acting in Web of Dreams was understated. It was more solemn and less unintentionally funny. It wasn’t over the top.

Did the same people originate this film?

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Leigh was very best of them all. It’s a chagrin the rest of her family tree was so wacky and f ** ked up.

The moral of the floor is feelings baggage is likely to be the deaths among you and those close to you, sometimes literally. A halfway decent healer can go a long way. Rich people can get away with a good deal. Simply the good die young.

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There are others, but that parts it up.

It was an endless round of hurt people hurting other parties, and I reckoned my family was bad. At least there was no incest. There “mustve been” indications outlined somewhere.

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Tiny Tony Tatterton was so small-time, young, and creepy.

No wonder Troy never left the assertions. That battle with pneumonia practically expenditure him his life, and the only stable person in the chamber of representatives left while he was sleeping.

Tony was a raging narcissist obsessed with Leigh and Heaven, but he had minutes where it seemed its deep concern for two brothers was sincere.

Annie went her prowes talents from Jillian.

If Jillian attracted that macabre ass mural on my wall I would’ve dedicated her.

Due to the restraining order and her parent not having freedoms, he precisely never talked to Leigh again? That sucks. What is with men starting brand-new homes like it’s nothing?

Feeding Jillian’s ego is exhausting, and the worst thing for everyone was Jillian having a daughter. If she had a son, their relationship would probably have been oedipal

Troy was so pure and cute. That good offspring never stood a chance.

Praise be! They established the southern charm and hillbilly sweetness. Luke picked up a digres like it was nothing.

Leigh died before the house was stimulated. Her final instants were sad, specially knowing everything her demise set in motion.

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Well, we did it. We stimulated it through all five of these movies!

It’s worth a revel. Thanks for participating us on this rollercoaster journey of wtf-ery. You guys drawn recollecting the streak fun.

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