The Cement Garden (1994) is a gothic English grotesquerie in the best sense: it is chilling, creepy, uncomfortable and—precisely because of those reasons—unsettlingly arousing. As the mother of a brood of four led by teenage Julie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and Jack (Andrew Robertson) lies dying, she sets up a trust fund for her children. However, after mom croaks, the kids hide her body in the basement so that no outsiders might happen by and hassle them. While Jack steps up to be the man of the house, Julie begins to feel stirrings for her brother, like maybe she could provide him with some "wifely duties." In the meantime, the younger boy takes to cross-dressing, all sense of boundaries collapse, and The Cement Garden visibly blooms in areas where adolescent girl arousers such as Flowers in the Attic (1987) only dared to tease.