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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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Eleese Lester ... Vicky

Gabriel Folse ... Burt
Steven Young ... Younger Billy
Martin Boozer ... Preacher
Kathleen Alsobrook ... Mother
Loren Bivens ... Boyfriend
John Woodward ... Older Billy
Harry Miller ... Child
Shannon Morris ... Child
George Mack ... Child
Karry Hundley ... Child
Kirsten Hammond ... Child
Greg Hicks ... Child

Directed by
John Woodward 
Writing credits
Stephen King (story "Children of the Corn")

John Woodward (adapted for the screen by)

Produced by
Johnny Stevens .... producer
John Woodward .... producer
Original Music by
Bill Averbach  (as Bill Averback)
Cinematography by
Johnny Stevens (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Woodward 
Art Direction by
Kyle Sullivan 
Art Department
Jann Blair .... artist: crow painting
Sound Department
Bill Moore .... sound mixer
Chuck Schapiro .... sound
John Sheeran .... sound
Greg Stephan .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
David Dewitt .... lighting
Jon H. Lewis .... lighting (as Jon Lewis)
Other crew
Nancy Griffith .... assistant to director


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Better Than Anything to Follow, 4 October 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Disciples of the Crow (1983)

*** (out of 4)

Just about everyone, horror fan or not, has heard of CHILDREN OF THE CORN be it the original Stephen King story or the 1984 film, which has since gained six sequels and a remake (to date). What most people might not remember is that the 1984 film wasn't the first to adapt the King short story. This film starts off in 1971 as a child leads other children into killing all of the adults in town. Jump forward to 1983 as a couple are driving through Nebraska when they accidentally run over a kid and soon run into the evil cult. Having seen all of the CHILDREN OF THE CORN movies (including the remake) I must admit that this is the best of the bunch. Perhaps part of this is due to the fact that this runs a quick paced 18-minutes but it doesn't contain any stupid subplots and instead just delivers the goods in terms of creepy atmosphere and a rather suspenseful ending. I'm not sure what the budget was on this thing but it was obviously low and that helps the small town atmosphere that it gets. The movie has an effective music score, nice editing and just an all around great pacing. Eleese Lester does a pretty good job as Vicky and Gabriel Folse isn't too bad either as the husband. The film shares a lot more in common with the eventual 2009 remake as the husband and wife are constantly fighting and the ending here is one used in the later film. Speaking of the ending, it manages to pack a pretty good punch and makes this film worth viewing.

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