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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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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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Stephen King's Children of the Corn  »

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$800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,600,000 (USA)
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Those Children deserved a good Beating
29 June 2003 | by (vancouver) – See all my reviews

Something is very wrong in a small town called Gaitlin. Every adult is being brutally murdered by children who are in a dangerous cult which is led by a preacher boy named Isaac(John Franklin) Now it is up to Burton(Peter Horton) and his girlfriend Vicky(Linda Hamilton) who accidently stumble across Gaitlin to save the town and the rest of the children from Isaac and his cult. This was a very creepy movie, those kids scared the hell out of me and I think the only way they could have been stopped is with a good beating. The soundtrack is also quite frightening and the acting by the children is both impressive and scary. I would give Children of the Corn 7/10.


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