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Children of the Corn (1984)

A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.

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Anne Marie McEvoy ...
Sarah (as AnneMarie McEvoy)
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Dan Snook ...
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David Cowen ...
Dad
Suzy Southam ...
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A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive. Written by Éamonn Green

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9 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Children of the Corn  »

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$800,000 (estimated)

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$14,600,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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R.G. Armstrong filmed his scenes in one day. See more »

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During the scene when Burton turns the dead boy over in road, if you look closely you can see the child actor chest rise due to him inhaling. See more »

Quotes

Vicky: Can you take us to Isaac?
Sarah: No.
Vicky: Why not?
Sarah: He's scary.
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the start of an amazing series
16 September 2001 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

this movie, the only one of the COTC series written by Stephen King, truly kicks ass. the special effects are excellent considering it was made in 1984. acting is excellent, the two star actors are excellent, and the COTC leader Issac (who makes a return in COTC 6: Issac's Return) is an excellent actor and malakai, the rival leader, is wicked scary. This is definitely the scariest of the series. I rate this 9.8/10. If u like this, then watch COTC 2: The Final Sacrifice, another great movie.

Cert: 18s, for frequent and gory violence, and occasional language


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