This macabre combination of black comedy and suspense thriller is set in England in the 1920s and features Winters (in a wonderfully hammy performance) as Auntie Roo, an ex-music hall singer who has become a recluse since the death of her only daughter years before. A la
keeps the child's room exactly as it was when the girl was alive, rocking and singing to the cradle that holds the child's mummified remains. Every year she allows eight children from the local orphanage to spend Christmas with her, but one year ten show up, the extra two being Christopher
(Lester) and his sister Katy (Franks), a pair of problem kids who snuck into the car bound ...