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Children of the Corn
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Director:
Writers:
Stephen King (short story)
George Goldsmith (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 March 1984 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
An adult nightmare. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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An adult nightmare. See more (197 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Fritz Kiersch 
 
Writing credits
Stephen King (short story)

George Goldsmith (screenplay)

Produced by
Donald P. Borchers .... producer
Earl A. Glick .... executive producer (as Earl Glick)
Terrence Kirby .... producer
Mark Lipson .... associate producer
Charles Weber .... executive producer (as Charles J. Weber)
 
Original Music by
Jonathan Elias 
 
Cinematography by
João Fernandes  (as Raoul Lomas)
 
Film Editing by
Harry Keramidas 
 
Casting by
Linda Francis 
 
Art Direction by
Craig Stearns 
 
Set Decoration by
Cricket Rowland 
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Herita Jones .... key makeup artist
Erica Ueland .... makeup artist
Rosemary Weibelhaus .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Joe Madalena .... production manager (as Joseph Madalena)
Michael Winter .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Devries .... second assistant director
Susan Gelb .... first assistant director
John Hopgood .... assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Timothy Case .... assistant art director
Peter Freitas .... storyboard artist
Aaron McFarland .... art department assistant
Robin L. Miller .... property master (as Robin Miller)
Heidi Sue Whitmer .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Gregg Barbanell .... supervising sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
John Bowey .... sound editor
Neil Brody .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph D. Citarella .... re-recording mixer (as Joseph Citarella)
Gary Dowling .... boom operator
Julia Evershade .... sound editor
John P. Fasal .... sound effects editor (as John Paul Fasal)
Arnold Finkelstein .... assistant sound editor
Kimberly Harris .... sound editor
Lorie O'Shatz .... assistant sound editor (as Lorrie Oshatz)
Troy Porter .... sound recordist
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound mixer
Marty Stein .... sound editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects coordinator
Eric Rumsey .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Max W. Anderson .... visual effects
Zoé Alexis Buda .... assistant optical camera
Vito 'Jack' Codini .... optical cameraman
Paula A. Lumbard .... visual effects coordinator (as Paula Lumbard)
 
Stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt coordinator
Kerrie Cullen .... stunts
Mike Frizzell .... stunt performer
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Barnes .... second assistant camera
Douglas Burg .... camera apprentice
James L. Carter .... camera operator: second camera
M.J. Elliott .... still photographer (as M.J. Elliot)
Bob Good .... gaffer
Neil Harrington .... grip
Douglas F. O'Neons .... director of photography: second unit
Guy Olds .... assistant camera: second camera
Joe-Joe Presson .... best boy grip (as Joseph Presson)
John Savka .... dolly grip
John Savka .... key grip
S. Phillip Sparks .... camera operator
Jeremy Sykes .... first assistant camera
Gary Thieltges .... assistant camera: second unit
Jani Vournas .... best boy (as John Voournas)
Ted Wachs .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Jeff Greenberg .... extras casting
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joyce Bond .... wardrobe assistant
David Lenderink-Johns .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Cooke .... associate editor
Debra Neil-Fisher .... assistant editor (as Debra C. Neil)
 
Music Department
Jonathan Elias .... orchestrator
Scott Elias .... executive music producer
Michael Montes .... music associate
 
Transportation Department
John Trosper .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Jill Basey .... production auditor
Michelle Bourque .... production assistant
Craig Caton .... creature crew
Jeffrey Chernov .... production executive
Joel Conkey .... production assistant
Jeff Greenberg .... dialogue coach
Peter Lenagh .... production assistant
Jan Lewis .... assistant to producers
Robin L. Logelin .... production assistant
Debra Magit .... production secretary
Frankie Nixon .... script supervisor
Deborah O'Brien .... title designer (as Debbie O'Brien)
Victoria Pearman .... production coordinator (as Victoria 'Pinky' Pearman)
Jean Persinger .... production assistant
Randy Persinger .... production assistant
Bryan Renfro .... dog trainer
Joe Santley .... unit publicist
David Simkins .... assistant to producers
Charlene Sutherlin .... production assistant
Patience Thoreson .... script supervisor
Mike Warren .... title designer
Corey Frizzell .... stand-in: Job (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
92 min
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Color:
Color (CFI)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Ryder Sound Services)
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:R (1984) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (2000) | Finland:K-18 (1985) | France:-12 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Iceland:16 (cut) | Iceland:(Banned) (original rating) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R13 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | USA:R (certificate number not listed) | West Germany:18
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Trivia:
The tagline "And a child shall lead them" comes from Isaiah 11:6 in the Old Testament, which reads, "And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
[Isaac has been sacrificed to He Who Walks Behind the Rows, who has sent him back again]
Isaac:Malachai! He wants you too, Malachai. He wants you too!
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
School is OutSee more »

FAQ

Who was the Blue Man?
Why was any fun (games, drawing, music) forbidden?
What is 'Children of the Corn' about?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An adult nightmare., 12 February 2014
Author: Jamie Spraggon from United Kingdom

Children of the corn is a 1984 film based on the short story by Stephen King. The story is that a couple who go to Gatlin, Nebraska find themselves in a living nightmare as they are hunted by a cult of children who have been taught by their "preacher" Isaac that everybody over the age of 18 must be killed.

This film starred: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton & John Franklin

In my opinion this is an entertaining film and doesn't deserve all the stick it gets, it isn't great by any means however it's a good film too watch when your bored also a good film to watch with your friends on a night in. I do recommend this film if you have read the short story or if you are a Stephen King fan also to all you 80's cult fans.

***/***** Good film.

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