MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,417 this week

Children of the Corn (2009)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  26 September 2009 (USA)
3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 4,010 users  
Reviews: 67 user | 35 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $4.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 04 Jan 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 04 Jun 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 02 Apr 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 23 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Children of the Corn (TV Movie 2009)

Children of the Corn (TV Movie 2009) on IMDb 3.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Children of the Corn.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Two brothers, formerly of the murderous children's cult of Gatlin Nebraska, are taken to Chicago by an unwitting couple.

Director: James D.R. Hickox
Stars: Daniel Cerny, Ron Melendez, Jim Metzler
The Boogeyman (2010)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A man goes to see a psychologist to explain how an evil creature is responsible for the deaths of his three children.

Director: Gerard Lough
Stars: Simon Fogarty, Michael Parle, Joanne Cullen
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A journalist and his son travel to Nebraska to investigate the mysterious town of Gaitlin where, unbeknownst to them, a murderous cult of children are waiting in the corn fields.

Director: David Price
Stars: Terence Knox, Paul Scherrer, Ryan Bollman
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of kids killed long ago, and then start killing ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Spence
Stars: Naomi Watts, Jamie Renée Smith, Karen Black
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Six college students take a wrong turn and find themselves lost in a strangely deserted rural town... only to discover that this deceptively quiet place hides a murderous cult of children ... See full summary »

Director: Ethan Wiley
Stars: Stacy Galina, Alexis Arquette, Eva Mendes
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Legend has it that the Delver Glass is cursed and certain souls who look into it see a reaper in the reflection, these selected people disappear soon after. (Adapted from the Stephen King short story.)

Director: Dean Werner
Stars: John-David Wiese, Will English, Jimilee Allen
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A young couple tries to free an imprisoned child with catastrophic results.

Director: Joel Soisson
Stars: J.J. Banicki, Diane Peterson, Kai Caster
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Hannah goes back to her hometown (Gatlin) to find out who her mother is, but on the way she picks up a strange man who fore-shadows her life with a passage from the bible. When she gets ... See full summary »

Director: Kari Skogland
Stars: Natalie Ramsey, Gary Bullock, Alix Koromzay
Popsy (2012)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Sheridan abducts a young girl in order to pay off his gambling debts.

Director: John Lerchen
Stars: Benjamin Meadows, Phillip Ginn, SaraJane Fein
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

When a girl named Jamie repeatedly tries to contact her grandmother to no avail, she investigates by going to her apartment in Omaha Nebraska....only to find that it's been condemned and ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Magar
Stars: Claudette Mink, Kyle Cassie, Michael Ironside
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
In the Deathroom (Video 2009)
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mr. Adams has been captured by members of a South American government. The reason why Adams is being held is unraveled as he is brought into the titular 'deathroom'.

Director: Luke Cheney
Stars: Laura Chavez, Rafael Hernández, Matt Jackson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Jordan Schmidt ...
Remington Jennings ...
Austin Dreher ...
Dominic Plue ...
Lexie Behr ...
Creighton Fox ...
Austin Coobs ...
...
...
Ryan Bertroche ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Children of the Corn  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kandyse McClure returns for her second time in a Stephen King TV remake. She also played Sue Snell in the remake of Carrie (2002). See more »

Goofs

You can't put holes in the gas tank by punching holes in the fenders. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
This is a TV film that feels like a tornado stringing things and ideas around with no purpose and really just wasting our time.
19 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of all the Stephen King books and films, I find the movie Children of the Corn to be about the most interesting. As a fan of horror movies, I think films with children as villains seem to work for me. Poltergeist and Insidious are two quality horror movies that involve children and families. Village of the Damned was another and this spawned others. Children of the Corn is one of the most interesting of these films because of it's originality, atmosphere and it involved many kids, not just one. This series had some sequels with the first one coming out in 1984 with mixed reviews. The most recent in the series was a remake on the Syfy Channel in 2009 eight years after the last one.

This remake uses most of all all the same ideas of the original including corn fields in Nebraska and kids with religious views who have killed their parents and looking to strike again. This time the victims are an argumentative couple who were on their way to a honeymoon trip in California.

As a creepy kid film, it is very important that there are good performances from the child actors. Here, I was disappointed in the child characters. Other than the Isaac character (Preston Bailey) just about every kid plays their part like extras. At the same time, these characters are not creepy and don't work well as villains.

Even though you could pick at it a little and get maybe something, there isn't much of a plot here. I do like the leads of David Anders and Kandyse McClure but they aren't given much to do and they really mope around a lot. There are some interesting sets here but the kill scenes are not particularly good. There are some beneath the surface ideas that do come into play here. and these include the idea of race, spiritual aspects of the corn and religious overtones throughout.

Of course you can't take any of this story too seriously, but obviously there is no way something like this could happen in our country with our government. A town full of killer kids and young pregnant girls would be responded to quickly by the police and military and would be a CNN headliner for weeks. A minor flaw maybe but still hard to overlook.

I found Children of the Corn to be disappointing and a movie with an hour and half plot that ran too long at two hours. This is a TV film that feels like a tornado stringing things and ideas around with no purpose and really just wasting our time.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this worth watching? spencer-wieland
They really didn't kill the pig in real life right? pdadday88
He Who Walks Behind... sychosidvicious
(Possibly Dumb) Question cmcred-1
where do they get clothes? movienerd1986
I know I'm nitpicking sarlex85
Discuss Children of the Corn (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page