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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.
These are some of the brattiest and most terrifying "creepy kids" ever on film. IDK who is worse: Malachi or Issac? Issac is the (evil) reverend that started it all but it is Malachi that has the strongest lust for blood - murder or umm sacrifices "to He Who Walks Behind The Rows"" and will even defy Issac to kill.
This film is a classic horror in it's own right. It's a part of the 60's through 80's horror classics that many of us grew up with. The film is downright terrifying at times. It's a supernatural horror film that has stood the test of time - quite a good one if you ask me.
I've never read Stephen King's…
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…
This is such an underrated film that is constantly slaughtered by critics. It will forever remain one of my personal favorites.
I can't even give this movie a star rating. This was my absolute favorite film in sixth grade. I was obsessed. In my diary I wrote about this movie and how if I became president I would force everyone to watch this movie. I have no idea why! I called everyone "outlander" or "interloper". I thought Malachi was not only the best name ever (I made my friends call me that), but I thought he was so cool because of his outlander speech. Yikes.
This was interesting to rewatch and it definitely had that nostalgic value going for it but I don't know how much I would've liked this if I had been watching it for the first time.
I haven't read the Stephen King short story this is based on, so I can only assume that the filmmakers expanded it to feature length by having everything take place really slowly. This is a very dull film, full of long and unsuspenseful shots of people wandering around an empty town, broken up by scenes of children arguing cult theology. This part is kind of funny, but not enough to make for a good camp horror movie. It's just not interesting at all. A cheap cash-in on King's popularity.
Annoying fucking kid is drinking a strawberry milkshake when all the adults in town are killed by corn cult worshiping children. The milkshake kid was never cool enough to join the religious cult, but is allowed to stay in town living off canned food and EPs. Meanwhile, an asshole doctor is taking a scenic ride with his wife to his new professional opportunity. He turns on the radio and is disturbed that the religious messages don't emphasize love.
I was bound to see this movie at some point. My childhood would have been nice. This film stacks up nicely with other mediocre mainstream 80s trash I devoured at the time. As an adult, all I can think is: Who Can Kill a Child? The hero asshole doctor and Sarah Connor should have left a town full of dead children in their wake. They had the know how, the science, and the mother fucking wisdom of their years.
One or two creepy kids in a horror movie can be scary. Get a whole bunch of fifth graders together though, and they're somehow less scary. It's weird. If they're all coming after you, it feels like you can just shove your way through them. Or trip them. Or do the "hey, what's that behind you?!" trick and then run away while they're looking in the other direction. Kids are stupid. And that's one of the problems with CHILDREN OF THE CORN, an unfortunate ninety-minute expansion of a Stephen King short story that you could read over a couple of traffic lights. It's the touching tale of a road-tripping couple (Peter Horton and a strikingly cute Linda Hamilton) who stop…
I really do love this film. I feel like the series could have been done much better though. It just needs a reboot that'll make us forget about all the crap sequels.
King Watch 5/??
Pretty average film. Definitely didn't warrant SEVEN sequels.
So, it's The Wicker Man with corn instead of twigs. Cool.
I'm a relatively recent convert to Stephen King fandom (just finished reading Christine actually), so I thought it would be a good idea to check out his movie adaptations as well. Children of the Corn is not one of his stories I've read, but from what I can tell the movie only took the general premise from the book and went in its own direction.
What we've got here is a fairly routine horror movie premise (couple wanders into a town that happens to house a cult) with a splash of macabre imagery and forbidding atmosphere. The children aren't brilliant actors, but you do feel their terrifying omnipresence as…
This is a place holder film for THE HARVESTERS (2016) directed by Nick Sanford.
Stand in for the harvesters (2016)
far from the scariest thing i've seen today
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