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Children of the Corn (1984)

 -  Horror  -  9 March 1984 (USA)
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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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Robby Kiger ...
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Anne Marie McEvoy ...
Sarah (as AnneMarie McEvoy)
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Dan Snook ...
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David Cowen ...
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Suzy Southam ...
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Storyline

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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And a child shall lead them... See more »

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9 March 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Children of the Corn  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,600,000 (USA)
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Michael and Corey Frizzell, the nephews of legendary country music stars Lefty Frizzell & David Frizzell and sons of Country Gospel great Allen Frizzell (once married to country star Shelly West), played extras at the age of 8 and 9. Michael was also Robby Kiger's (Job) stunt double. Corey was also a stand in for Kiger. See more »

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Isaac: Behold, a dream did come to me, and the Lord did show all of this to me.
Corn-Children: Praise God! Praise the Lord!
Isaac: A time of tribulation has come. A test is at hand... the final test.
Malachai: What has the Lord commanded?
Isaac: In my dream the Lord did come to me, and He was a shape. It was He Who Walks Behind the Rows. And I did fall on my knees in terror, and hide my eyes, lest the fierceness of His face strike me dead! He told me all that has since happened; He said, "Joseph has taken his things and fled this happy ...
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"Outlander!"
9 November 2001 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Children of the Corn is a classic example of a movie that was much more frightening when I was a kid. Now I suppose it pales in comparison to the better horror flicks I've seen. It's still not a bad genre flick and I recommend seeing it. Children of the Corn has its moments. Isaac and Malachai are still creepy looking cats (both played effectively by John Franklin and Courtney Gains). The musical score with the children chanting is an eerie effect too. The café scene and the accidental hit and run are the standouts of the movie, it's pretty grisly stuff. The rest is a bit mediocre. Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton are pretty good as the young couple trying to escape the murderous children. And an appearance by R.G. Armstrong is never a bad thing. The movie is a "loose" adaption of a Stephen King short story, but the sequels are just absolutely King rapes. So do not bother with those.


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