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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.
Somehow this franchise had eluded me through all the years. The original is passable entertainment. By far not as bad as I had feared but also not exactly Earth shattering. From what I have heard the follow-ups (sheesh, how many of them were there?) quickly follow the path of diminishing returns and I can easily see how they would turn into predictable shite so not too anxious to explore them much further.
For a film to spawn seven sequels and a remake there must be something about the original that caught the imagination. If the opening sequence is anything to go by then the film has a lot going for it. Kids, lead by creepy Isaac, killing all the adults in their small town is certainly a grabber. But that's the highpoint of the film with nothing that follows matching the unsettling and disturbing start to the film.
Not a lot happens after that. A couple stumble along the town after running over one of the kids and what follows is a lot of running, talking, shouting "outlander" and bloodless, off camera deaths. Nothing is explained as to why the kids do what they do or what 'he who walks behind the rows' is.
The idea has potential so maybe the sequels build on this and things get better.
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH. I hate this franchise so much.
I was expecting more from this, despite King's movies usually being more miss than hit. The opening was a great "grab" to pull you in but then there's a lot of not much going on for way too long.
The movie never explains why the kids do what they do other than it being HWWBTR's will. I think it would have been better losing the animation and having Him possess someone.
Dull, non-scary horror movie that feels a bit like a Disney horror movie, if it weren't for the blood and gore. There's cutesy kids and a big bullying, ugly kid who's throwing his weight around.
It has two things going for it: Linda Hamilton as a young wife in distress obviously has charm and charisma to spare, and the movie does pick up quite a bit in the third act both in tension, action and exciting events.
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…
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