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Children of the Corn
In their world adults are not allowed... to live.
A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
One of my favorite movies by Stephen King based on his short stories. What I mean about short stories is why make more based on the same damn thing? Lol anyway the second one is good too. :-)
Creepy children. Creepy children spouting pseudo-Bible verse. Creepy children spouting pseudo-Bible verse and murdering people of over the age of 18. These are the main ingredients of "Children of the Corn," a horror film based on a short story by Stephen King, and they are the ingredients that make the film an effective genre outing.
The film wrings all it can out of its murderous-children-in-a-small-town plot. Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton, playing the couple who stumble upon Gatlin, Nebraska only to find it devoid of adults and full of the aformentioned creepy children, are put through tense and bloody paces as they try to stay alive and maybe even save the children. Though the narrative may not satisfy everyone thanks…
Quite how this adaptation of a short Stephen King novella warranted an 18 certificate, I'm not sure. Pretty much nobody actually dies in this film, and those that do, you don't see it.
Not that I'm lusting after images of kids killing adults! Just that I think if you're going to make a horror film, the least you can do is show the horror.
I felt sure I'd seen Children of the Corn when I was younger, but none of it felt familiar. I thought I remembered it as being not all that bad, but I've no idea where that memory came from. Maybe I have seen it and just suppressed the memory of what happens? It is a lot…
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Children of the Corn is another horror film from my childhood. One I've seen numerous times but seemed a lot scarier when I was a kid.
The opening sequence is still pretty effective though.
The cast is pretty good. Linda Hamilton & Peter Horton would go on to bigger and better things and the Killer Kids, Isaac & Malachi were played to great effect by John Franklin and Courtney Gains. Those "kids" gave me the creeps when I first saw Children of the Corn.
Children of the Corn is a good film that would have been a lot better had it had a better ending.
I think it's concept is a whole lot scarier than the film itself and I think that's why the film is still referenced and talked about.
Corn go boom
I was waiting to be sold on this child murderer cult with its built-in expiration date. I was not sold. I did not like anyone. I did not like the effects. I was not creeped out by the execution of this premise that is admittedly super fucked up and has lots of potential. I did not feel any real atmosphere. I don't remember any real scares. Everything looked cheap. I even thought the corn could have been filmed more spookily.
The best scene is probably the diner scene. It's all downhill after the first five minutes.
Showed the girlfriend this for the first time. For some reason it tends to get dogged by people but ive always considered it one of the classics. I love it. OUTLANDERRRRRRR.
I really enjoy the first 2/3 of this adaptation of Stephen King's short story. And then things fly off the deep end and a "monster" is introduced. The mythical "monster" never seems to pan out in 80's horror. Special effects were just a little too young to make them believable. My only other criticism every time I see this movie is that there is not nearly enough Huskers memorabilia anywhere to be found. I know Nebraska small towns and you could not go into a diner and not see 10-20 pieces of Nebraska gear on the walls. At least if you want to make any money.
The kid who played Isaac was like a young Artie Ziff, and the younger children clearly had no idea they were in a horror film. Still, sweet opening sequence.
"Listen up children and follow me, or I'll let you pay the price of Malachi" - Disciples of the Watch, Testament
Inspired by a great concert by Bay Area thrash metal favorites Testament, I decided to finally watch this 1984 horror film. It is a fairly decent adaptation of one of Stephen King's most famous short stories, first published in Penthouse Magazine in March 1977, of all places. The first 60 or 70 minutes are actually quite good, and I would have rated this movie higher if it had done away with the typical Stephen King exaggerations in the end. It isn't enough that there is an eerie children's cult led by an enigmatic leader who seems to have appeared…
I remember seeing Children of the Corn at our local video store when I was a kid and always being too scared to rent it. 20 years later I was able to work up the courage to check it out. It's maybe not a great movie by any stretch but it's decent for what it is and doesn't waste time getting to the crazy homicidal, corn worshiping kids and hapless adults. I probably would have been terrified as a kid but now it plays more as silly fun.
somewhere in my childhood, it dwells and gives me that first scarce fear of a lifetime. Just such a classic and not anything like horror of these days *sigh
This used to scare me as a child. Now it doesn't hold up that well. All of the kids are annoying also especially the one that plays Issac. I want to pour battery acid down my ear canal every time he talks. His voice is fucking annoying.
This movie scared the shit out of me as a kid. Still got some profoundly creepy bits in it.
Boring and bland.
Great child actors in this but unfortunately hasn't held up very well
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