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Children of the Corn (2009)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Thriller  -  26 September 2009 (USA)
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An unhappy married couple encounter a cult of murderous children who worship an entity called He Who Walks Behind the Rows while traveling.

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An unhappy married couple encounter a cult of murderous children who worship an entity called He Who Walks Behind the Rows while traveling.

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The town scenes were filmed in Tipton, Iowa. Another town that was considered for the town scenes was Wilton, Iowa. See more »

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A faithful adaptation of King's story to a fault
27 September 2009 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

A bickering couple (David Anders and Kandyse McClure) driving to California suffer more than marital woes after they accidentally run over a small boy. They discover the boy's throat had been cut and, putting the body in their trunk, head to the nearby town of Gatlin, Nebraska, only to discover it looks like it has been a ghost town for the last 12 years. Outside of a prologue and a few short added bits (exploding car!), this is an accurate scene-for-scene adaptation of Stephen King's short story (King co-wrote with director Donald P. Borchers, who produced the original). And therein lies the film's problem as the 27 page story in itself isn't enough meat for a 90 minute movie. To their credit, the writers does maintain the story's darker ending that the original abandoned. Another major problem is the acting, especially from McClure (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), who looks a lot like Tyra Banks and possesses the same acting talent. Seriously, I haven't seen a performance this bad in a long, long time. She is woefully miscast and some of her delivery is hilarious (her performance after they hit the boy and she rails on her husband is cringe worthy). I actually prefer the original 1984 film because the villainous kids are actually menacing and dirty. Here, they look like they just stepped out of an Amish fashion catalog.


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