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Make Killer 'Children of the Corn' Fritters

20 November 2012 11:00 AM, PST | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

And a child shall eat them …

Children of the Corn, in my opinion, is a crapfest. The idea is awesome, a cult of kids who murder adults to make their corn crop grow, but the movie goes nowhere.

Despite it's lack of plot, the kids rule. They look like tiny, angry Mennonites, and they all have names that are back in style for Brooklyn toddlers.  Malachi is the archetypal evil ginger -- yelling phrases that are half-biblical, half-fascist -– and is a dead ringer for that kid in your seventh grade homeroom who spent all his time thinking of ways to bomb the school.

“Outlander! Outlander! We have your woman!”

“Make sacrifice unto Him! Bring Him the blood of the outlanders!”

It’s even funnier when you take into account the actor’s real name is Courtney. Despite the fact that the first Children of the Corn sucked, seven more were made. »

- Sara Castillo

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Where Are They Now? The Kids of Horror Flicks

18 January 2012 10:00 AM, PST | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Child stars get a tough rap. With headline-grabbing trainwrecks like Lindsay Lohan and the kids from Differn't Strokes, it's not surprising that kids in the spotlight have a tough time of it. Some make it through without any major missteps; others shun the spotlight all together. We take a look at five horror kids - and where they are now. John Franklin - Isaac in Children of the Corn (1984) As Isaac in Children of the Corn, John Franklin (then in his 20s) played the leader of a cult of kids who believed that adults needed to be sacrificed to "He Who Walks Behind the Rows" in order to ensure a bountiful harvest. This was John's first feature role. He had a smattering of roles since that first film »

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