The Angulos, a family of nine, lived in a small apartment in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The six sons and one daughter were homeschooled by their mother Susanne. The father, Oscar Angulo, didn’t allow them to leave the apartment except for rare, closely supervised outings. The Peruvian immigrant thought that New York would “contaminate” his children. He kept the front door locked. No one else had a key. The kids’ only connection with the outside world was through Oscar’s movie collection.
In 2010, one of the sons, Mukunda, who was then 15, left the house and inspired the others to do so, too. Their stories are revealed in the documentary The Wolfpack, which will open in theaters June 19. Oscar appears briefly in the film. He appears “caught in a struggle with paranoia and alcohol.” The New York Times recently tried to reach him, but a number listed in Manhattan had been disconnected. To help promote the film, the Angulos children recently spoke with ABC 20/20 and allowed the camera crew inside the apartment. The interview will air June 12 at 10pm.