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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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In the scene just before Burton hits the boy we see Vicki sitting bare feet in the car. In the next scene Vicki opens the door to run to the injured boy having her shoes on. To put on the shoes would be impossible that fast especially because Vicki's shoes have to be tied up. See more »

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27 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a Syfy Original, I actually have to rate this rather highly. In my life have have seen some terrible terrible films (Bloodrayne anyone?), and this I most certainly would not count among them. Based on a short story by Steven king, and closer to the original story, this film focuses on an a husband and wife who have a rather... estranged relationship, who are moving to a new place in an attempt to sort out their marital issues. Along the way they get into an argument while the husband is driving, and accidentally hit a boy who stumbles out into the road, holding his throat, leading them into a situation where something is most certainly rotten in the state of Denmark, and by the time they begin to realize what is going on around them, it may already be too late. Now this is not a perfect film by any means, so don't watch it expecting emmys, there are moments when the dialogue could indeed have been done better, but it is not so low as to make it unwatchable, and the bickering between the husband and wife does seem a bit much at times, though its nothing that doesn't actually happen in the real world. But the acting quality was surprising, especially on behalf of the children, I was impressed. All in all, I would recommend watching it at least ONCE. This is one of those movies that either you like, or you don't, but I can guarantee you its not the "worst movie EVER made, as some of you will read other stating, (there's always at least one), so please ignore the naysayers and take a look for yourself. Overall, I was pleased, though I felt a little let down at points, and really pleased at others. I give it an 8 out of ten In part for the camera work, effectiveness of shots and music, and for not actually being the usual Syfy letdown, it is a little higher than I would normally rate it, but the movie needs a boost.


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