Happy Birthday, Severus Snape! [9.1.1960]

In case you missed it, that “Like in the book movie?” line about Shifterlivia – and to a degree the entire episode – was a reference to either of the movie adaptations of Flowers in the Attic by V C Andrews, a classic (well, as classic as 1979 lit gets for this genre) Gothic story about parental negligence/abuse, intrafamily murder, and sibling incest.

[edit: sheisstrangerthanfiction pointed out the line is actually “movie” not “book”]