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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.
Terrible child-acting and even worse voice-over.
This story makes no sense which is almost a positive considering that, if they allotted anymore time and/or resources into molding this story into something that resembles logical, said time and/or resources would have been wasted in the most ludicrous of ways, rendering the entire production even more laughable than it already is.
The menacing close-ups of the corn stalks were indescribable in their ridiculousness. Then, the corn ankle-tackles Peter Horton and Peter Horton straight-up writhes around on the ground seemingly incapable of removing corn leaves from his legs. So much so, that little Jobey has to run out and help Peter "I've been overpowered by corn" Horton, thus saving his life from death by bed sores because corn was incapacitating him from lower body movements.
I can't be all that angry that a movie titled Children of the Corn ended up being pretty corny.
Children of the Corn has poor dialogue delivery, mostly weak performances, and dull pacing. All of these things usually equal a bad movie, but not in this case.
Children of the Corn features an incredibly creepy atmosphere, and it is really effective in that way. If the rest of the movie was as great, well, it would be a great movie.
Children of the Corn also boasts one of the best child performances we've seen out of a horror movie. John Franklin is incredibly believable as a corrupt cult leader, and he's just a kid, that isn't an easy task.
The fact that the kid playing Isaac looks like he's simultaneously 12 and 52 years old at the same time might've been the scariest thing about the movie. Unless you're afraid of dirt piles. That Klopek kid was pretty creepy too.
freaky but i love it, just the right amount of violence, gore, gaudy horror, and absurdity.
this is the best scary movie ever <3
Some creepy stuff here and there, but mostly stupid crap with Peter Horton giving one of the worst performances I've seen in a while.
My wife once told me that this was the scariest movie she had ever seen, so I was not looking forward to the experience. Oh boy, has this movie not aged well at all. Clearly my wife's fear was born in the fact that she was under 10 when it came out, because this movie is not even remotely scary. It is trying hard to be scary but the frightening scenes are all attempting Hitchcock-style minimalism, where they leave the gore to the imagination, and they fail miserably at the attempt. The downfall of this movie is the acting. There is not one good acting performance in the entire film, and I'm including Linda Hamilton. It doesn't help that 75%…
Flawed yet entertaining satirical story about the dangers of dogmatic religion and its effect on innocent minds. It's more hilarious than scary, but its epilogue are filled with cheap thrills and shocks.
Oh, I get it: the corn did it!
ALWAYS LISTEN TO THE GAS STATION ATTENDANT
When I was much younger and still considered a boy, I saw the box art for CHILDREN OF THE CORN literally hundreds of times, multiple times during each trip to our local Family Video rental store. Its spooky box art paralyzed me with fear each time I even momentarily considered renting the title, as I helplessly imagined what it might be like. It did not help that cornfields literally surrounded our community, then as now. In reality, this movie is a pretty goofy affair but when I imagined pairs of eyes peering out from the cornfields and glowing in the moonlight, you could never have convinced me otherwise.
The inherently creepy premise -- a cult of killer kids takes over the town -- is undone by applying a supernatural explanation (that is thankfully ignored for the first 2/3). Linda Hamilton doesn't do demure well, and it takes far too long for the adults who wander into town to realize something is amiss. The most annoying saccharine child narration opens the film, but thankfully it's limited to only two scenes. Still a shame since the children's initial takeover of the town, killing all the adults, would have been far creepier without the terrible VO.
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