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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…
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.
When I was a kid, I thought that CHILDREN OF THE CORN was pretty much the awesomest, scariest, most intense thing I'd ever seen. It's not even close to that now, but I'm glad to see that, many years later, I still enjoy it.
Even by horror movie standards, the protagonists played by (pre-TERMINATOR) Linda Hamilton and (pre-THIRTYSOMETHING) Peter Horton are complete idiots, but they're likeable and likeable goes a long way. Also, come on, Linda Hamilton + evil, knife-wielding children + corn = a good time. That's just a fact of life.
Lame, dull, and unintentionally hilarious.
"Who's there? Oh, it's just the wind." *facepalm*
Stephen King's original short story is a wonderful idea for a feature film but unfortunately it's let down by a hack who doesn't know how to frighten his audience and writers who couldn't be arsed to come up with any decent dialogue. Children of the Corn limps from one poor attempt at horror to the next - most noticeably when John Franklin appears as the malevolent Issac. He's about as scary as a Tickle-Me-Elmo with the voice of a drag queen suffering from severe throat cancer.
What really fails here though is the casting of the super-cute kids who when open their mouths or smile with those overly bright pearly-white teeth it kills any ounce of tension the film could quite possibly have.
Watch the intriguing first five minutes, switch off and save your soul.
Ugh ! Still have seen worse...
I am not at all attracted to the horror genre. The whole genre seems to have a cheap feel to it. While there are films in the genre that are hailed as classics, I have never felt drawn to them. For whatever reason I decided to watch Children of the Corn. That was a mistake.
The fictional town of Gatlin, Nebraska loses its adult population after a children's cult kills anyone over the age of eighteen. The town becomes completely taken over by the cult, led by Isaac, a young boy who claims the Lord speaks to him. Three years later, a young couple traveling to Seattle get lost on the Nebraska roads. The end up in Gatlin and must…
I have heard this one often referenced in horror cannon, but rarely referred to as a classic. While it sports a somewhat interesting concept, and some genuinely creepy images, I think it falls well short of the "classic" designation.
The concept of a cult-like group of children purging their town of adults in a religious fervor of perverted Christianity is an interesting twist on the whole Lord of the Flies idea. I think this concept is film's main strength, and that the reason it is somewhat iconic are some of the images that spring out of that idea. It is also relatively successful at creating that creepy atmosphere, thanks to some pretty good performances on the children's side.
This stinks. Not scary and not even amusing like a lot of old horror films can be. The thing has no momentum; stakes feel nonexistent despite there being an entire community of crazed, murderous children hiding in wait amongst stalks of corn! 80% of the movie is building towards something and the release is 15% goofy cat-n-mouse and 5% supernatural trash. Some of the kids' performances were funny though.
Released in the Spring of '84 "Children of the Corn" is another in a long series of classic horror movies based on a story by Stephen King. It mixes two popular horror sub-genres in religious horror and creepy killer kids. Although there have been numerous sequels, 7 to be exact. Nothing compares to the original in its iconic evil main characters Isaac and Malachi. It's a great story that really is pure evil.
The story opens in the small Midwestern town of Gatlin, Nebraska in a little cafe where many of towns people gather. Little do they know that the children have planned a sort of reckoning and soon they will be left to fend for themselves. Their leader being…
I mostly couldn't help spending most of my attention spotting all the ways South Park spoofed in the Wacky Molestation Adventure episode. But it's enjoyable enough Midwestern gothic, too. It's very corny (no, not intended) and dated, but it reminds us that horror flicks used to be done with a camera and a trailer full of Karo syrup instead of teenybopper magazine cover girls and desaturated autopilot camerawork.
Series review coming soon to www.cinefessions.com
Children of the Corn was in crowded company when it was released in 1984. Stephen King was becoming quite the rage in Hollywood in the early 1980s as producers were eager to cash in on his string of best-sellers. In 1983 alone, no less than three films were adapted from King novels: Cujo, The Dead Zone, and Christine. In addition to this film (based on a short story from King's 1977 anthology "Night Shift"), the following year also saw the release of Firestarter. Despite critical scorn, a modest budget, and competition from more than 30 other films based on the author's writing, Children of the Corn surprisingly became THE most lucrative of all Stephen King adaptations, spawning six sequels and…
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