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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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When the runaway kid is hit and killed on the road he is hit with the passenger side of the vehicle. After they arrive in town the drivers side is damaged and has the blood on it. See more »

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Viet-Corn (get it?)
18 December 2013 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

I'm not entirely sure whether this thing is supposed to be a remake of the 1984 film or simply just another adaptation of the same short story by Stephen King. Quite frankly, I don't really care, since I never liked the aforementioned original and – do I daresay it – even think Stephen King is a rather overrated horror icon. In spite of all the macabre potential and numerous opportunities (the isolated setting, evil children, etc) it seems impossible to make a half-decent movie out of the COTC-concept. This made-for-TV version is even downright embarrassing, as it brings forth the utmost intolerable lead characters, the most excruciatingly painful dialogs to listen to and the most unimaginably retarded sub plots and story twists. Allegedly this version is more faithful to King's short story, and if that is indeed the case it only means further proof that the original short story was garbage to begin with. Allow me to expand a little on each of the main defaults. The intolerable lead characters: in the right corner, we have the non-stop arguing married "couple" Vicky and Burt. They're not just quarreling, in fact, they truly hate each other! She obviously has an aversion towards men in general and ought to consider becoming a lesbian, and he's too obviously in love with his former Vietnam buddies. Their constant fights and disrespect literally forces the viewer to wish them dead. In the left corner, the weak depiction of the town's main freaks Isaac and Malachai. Two of the few strengths of the 1984 version were the effectively menacing portrayals by John Franklin (as Isaac) and Courtney Gains (as Malachai). In the 2009 version, they're just pitiable brats. The painful dialogs: I definitely concur with one of my fellow reviewers who aptly states: "kids shouldn't be given lines they themselves don't even understand". Too true, Isaac and another little blond kid clearly don't know what they're talking about and it all comes out wrong and artificial. The retarded sub plots and story twists: too many to choose from, actually, but my "favorite" remains Burt's nightly Vietnam-flashbacks in the cornfields! Can you imagine, whilst on the run for a horde of diabolical children and just having lost his wife, this guy suffers from visions of Charlie his buddies bleeding to death in the jungle! How freaking stupid can a movie be? I'm not even going to elaborate on how implausible and impossible the rest of the script is, but you get the idea. In my ultimate attempt to discourage anyone from watching this junk, I'll also add that there aren't any brutal killings, grisly images or shocking content. Figures, it's a dumb TV-movie full of darned kiddies!


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