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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. :-)
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.
This is one that everyone I knew was frightened of. When I was a kid, this was in a special category of movies along with It and The Shining that really kept you from sleeping. I never had a chance to watch it back then, so I decided to give it a shot now.
I read the original story not too long ago and that usually either makes watching the film more enjoyable or much less enjoyable.
Even within 5 minutes, it was clear that they'd changed a number of things about the story. I understand some of the changes but others took away things I felt were really compelling aspects of the plot. There are also dashes of really…
One of those movies I'm surprised I hadn't gotten around to watching. For something with so many sequels and a remake, you'd think the original would have had a little something, but it doesn't. Most of the film just falls flat. It isn't boring, but it isn't exciting either.
The plot follows a small American town where the children have taken over and have killed all the adults, following the direction of a pint-sized peacher. There's no real explanation as to why the children do this; I assume it's something to do with whatever is lurking in the corn fields, I don't remember a lot backstory involving it.
The acting isn't very good, the script is terrible. There's barely two…
Not a bad little movie. The main kid gets a bit annoying at times but justice prevails.
Pretty fucking corny (ha!), with a score that rips off Halloween and The Omen.
Given that umpteen sequels were made, you would think that the first film would at least be competent. But nope. Peter Horton, playing one of the most put upon and annoyed characters I've ever seen in a horror movie, is amusing though.
He estado mucho tiempo mientras veía la película dándole vueltas a si "Los Chicos del Maiz" me gustaba más que "¿Quién puede matar a un niño?" o al revés. Al final me he decantado por la segunda.
No me malinterpretéis, Los Chicos del Maiz me ha parecido muy buena y a decir verdad es más de lo que me esperaba, sobre todo viniendo de una obra de Stephen King. Está tremendamente bien dirigida, la cámara sabe exactamente donde posicionarse en cada toma y qué mostrar exactamente en cada escena para favorecer la tensión y eso es algo que no veo mucho en pelis de terror actuales. Además las actuaciones son muy buenas en general, el chico que hace de Isaac…
Auswärtigeeeeeeeeer! Auswärtigeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer! :D
According to the ratings of this movie, there pretty bad, I really don't know why. The story is fantastic, I liked it a lot.
Linda Hamilton did a great role, just like she did playing Sarah Connors, in The Terminator (1984).
Speaking of The Terminator, I'll might be purchasing it in April , and its also in blu-ray.
Continuing on my review about The Children Of The Corn, its a great horror movie and maybe I'll be watching this collection some other time, maybe next month.
Somehow this title has lasted 30 years despite the fact that the film is terrible. The bad guy is a whiny voiced little boy and a special effects created mole that may or may not be Satan. The good guy is a blandly handsome, entirely condescending jerk you kind of root against and strands poor Linda Hamilton in a role extraordinarily beneath her talent. Aside from an effectively creepy opening sequence there is nothing remotely redeeming or memorable about Children of the Corn, aside from that title.
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