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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 »
Genre:
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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Spooky, thought-evoking revelation into the dark world of the occult. 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:
R.G. Armstrong filmed his scenes in one day.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Vicky gets carried away from the bedroom, the sandal on her left foot falls off. Later in the cornfields as she gets raised on the large crucifix, the sandal has appeared back on her foot.See more »
Quotes:
Vicky:Is he...
Burt:Oh, yeah.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.125" (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
RunawaySee more »

FAQ

Who was the Blue Man?
Why was any fun (games, drawing, music) forbidden?
How does the movie end?
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37 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Spooky, thought-evoking revelation into the dark world of the occult., 12 March 1999
Author: Kimta from Chicago suburbs

I saw this film sitting on my Dad's lap when I was about seven years old. (I was a horror film fanatic from a very early age on.) We used to sit up watching late night scary movies while my Mom went to her ceramics classes.

Dad and I loved this movie. There is no sex or nudity in this film. Even though the images are pretty graphic, if your older children are mature enough to handle a little fright, this should be okay for them. Besides, since the children are the "bad guys", your kids should be pretty happy!!

My favorite actors in the film are the two star children (Joby and Sarah). They really make the film eerie with their innocence and sadness over losing their families. Malachi would be the scariest character. Even the way the other children in the movie gasp when they hear his name makes me shudder. I would not want to face him either!! Another aspect that makes this film so scary is the music. The director adds clips at just the right moments but doesn't forget to leave ample silence. There is nothing greater to add to the suspense than a good dose of silent screen. Then all your senses get a jolt at once when the big horror scene comes alive.

The most suspenseful scene is when the boy stumbles out onto the highway clutching his sliced throat. It's a real hair raiser!! But, without revealing too much, I guess I will close by saying that this is by far one of the best horror films I have ever seen. A little strange, but, then again, this IS a Stephen King film. Need I say more??

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