Down 6,333 this week

Disciples of the Crow (1983)

 |  Horror, Short  |  2 October 2010 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 279 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

A couple passing through a small Oklahoma town discover that it has been taken over by a homicidal cult that worships a crow god--and that all the cult members are children.



(story), (adapted for the screen by)
0Check in

TV Spotlight: The Top 10 Episodes of "The Walking Dead"

We've curated a list of the top 10 episodes of "The Walking Dead" according to the IMDb user ratings.

Read More

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 77 titles
created 15 May 2011
a list of 38 titles
created 16 Dec 2012
a list of 34 titles
created 11 Feb 2014
a list of 1300 titles
created 18 May 2014
a list of 150 titles
created 9 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Disciples of the Crow (1983)

Disciples of the Crow (1983) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Disciples of the Crow.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

She is incurable ill. But she cannnot die. Only her son, a lawyer, could bring her relief. When he decides, to do so, starts his personal nightmare.

Director: Frank Darabont
Stars: Michael Cornelison, Dee Croxton, Brian Libby
Cat's Eye (1985)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King
Desperation (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Tom Skerritt, Steven Weber, Annabeth Gish
Night Surf (2002)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Peter Sullivan
Stars: Clarence John Woods, Darcy Halsey, Geoffrey Emery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Lacking consciences because they were born during a solar eclipse, a trio of 10-year-olds embark on an indiscriminate killing spree.

Director: Ed Hunt
Stars: Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken in unwittingly by a group of adult villagers on winter vacation.

Directors: Sean MacGregor, David Sheldon
Stars: Sorrell Booke, Gene Evans, Taylor Lacher
Rose Red (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown
The Boogeyman (1982)
Horror | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A man tries to explain to his psychiatrist that the Boogeyman is real and has been killing his children.

Director: Jeff Schiro
Stars: Michael Read, Bert Linder, Terence Brandy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A collection of horror stories taking the viewer into the dark world of Stephen King, featuring vampires, strange objects and sinister humor.

Director: Theodore Gershuny
Stars: Marcia Cross, Bruce Davison, Paul Dooley

You know that feeling you have sometimes, like someone is watching you. Well, someone is . . .

Director: Raymond Mamrak
Stars: Raymond Mamrak
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A man, upon learning of the suicide of his sister, flashes back to a summer when they were kids and he saved her from falling from a dilapitated ladder.

Directors: Jim Cole, Daniel Thron
Stars: Adam Houhoulis, Melisa Whelden, Nat Wordell
Lost Hearts (TV Short 1973)
Short | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young orphan, Stephen, is sent to go and live with his strange, much older cousin at his remote country house. Once there, Stephen experiences terrible dreams in which he sees a young girl and boy who are missing their hearts.

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Stars: Simon Gipps-Kent, Joseph O'Conor, James Mellor


Cast overview:
Steven Young ...
Younger Billy
Martin Boozer ...
Kathleen Alsobrook ...
Loren Bivens ...
John Woodward ...
Older Billy
Harry Miller ...
Shannon Morris ...
George Mack ...
Karry Hundley ...
Kirsten Hammond ...
Greg Hicks ...


A couple passing through a small Oklahoma town discover that it has been taken over by a homicidal cult that worships a crow god--and that all the cult members are children.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Horror | Short





Release Date:

2 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Discípulos do Corvo  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


Version of Children of the Corn (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Children of the Corn: One Year Earlier
4 September 2003 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

I rented this short film as a part of `Stephen King's Night Shift Collection.' Previously, I thought that there was only one volume in this `collection,' that being the one that contained student films of `The Boogeyman' and `The Woman in the Room,' neither of which I enjoyed. `Disciples of the Crow' is paired up with a short film made in 1987 called `The Night Waiter,' which doesn't seem to be a King story at all. But never mind that, as that is a review for another day. I wasn't sure what to expect with this film. Just by the title, I knew that the story was based on `Children of the Corn.' This movie had the unfortunate chance of being made one year before the actual `Children of the Corn' film (which I liked, but I know I am in the minority). It would have been lost in oblivion had it not 1) been adapted from a Stephen King story and 2) been found by Karl James Associates to cash in on the late-80's Stephen King craze.

Pushing aside thoughts of the film series and letting the film stand on its own, I must say they almost pulled it off. I won't bore you with details of the original story's plot, but I will say that I wouldn't get the short film so much had I not either read the story or watched the feature film. Perhaps for the sake of time, key elements of explanation are gone and no attempt is made to characterize any of the children (I know the King story didn't do this either, but since this short acts like it is about to do this with one character and then balks, it is worth mentioning). The good points are that John Woodward slowly and effectively builds suspense to the point of creating nervousness for the viewers and that the sunny, outdoor setting adds to the rural creepiness---it's pretty obvious why this King story was chosen by both these students and Hollywood. Sadly, the film is too short, ending immediately after the full shock is released. It was a good try, but it just barely misses. Zantara's score: 5 out of 10.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How old were you when you saw this? didyoueatyourgreens
Disciples of the Crow sksm
A preview I saw on the video petekrug17
Looking For John Woodward childrenofthecornmovie
Discuss Disciples of the Crow (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: