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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Donald P. Borchers (teleplay) and
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Release Date:
26 September 2009 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An unhappy married couple encounter a cult of murderous children who worship an entity called He Who Walks Behind the Rows while traveling. | Full synopsis »
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This is a TV film that feels like a tornado stringing things and ideas around with no purpose and really just wasting our time. See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

David Anders ... Burton Stanton

Kandyse McClure ... Vicky Stanton

Daniel Newman ... Malachai

Preston Bailey ... Issac

Robert Gerdisch ... Preacher Boy
Jordan Schmidt ... Bloody Knife Boy
Remington Jennings ... Joseph / Ahaz
Austin Dreher ... Freckled Boy
Dominic Plue ... Jacob
Lexie Behr ... Little Girl
Creighton Fox ... Peter
Austin Coobs ... Mark

Jake White ... Oldest boy

Zita Vass ... Ponytail girl
Ryan Bertroche ... Amos
Aubrey Kratochville ... Girl at Gas Station

Paul Butler ... Nahum (as Paul Butler Jr.)

Alexa Nikolas ... Ruth
Shawn Kelly ... David
James Burkholder ... Additional voices (voice)

Max Burkholder ... Additional voices (voice)

Emily Rose Everhard ... Additional voices (voice) (as Emily Everward)

Isabelle Fuhrman ... Additional voices (voice)

Leo Howard ... Additional voices (voice)

Billy Unger ... Additional voices (voice)
Vien Hong ... Additional voices (voice)
Leigh French ... Additional voices (voice)

Donald P. Borchers ... Additional voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brennan Bailey ... Boy (uncredited)

Rylie Behr ... Town Child (uncredited)
Regan Riley ... Girl (uncredited)
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Directed by
Donald P. Borchers 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Donald P. Borchers (teleplay) and
Stephen King (teleplay)

Stephen King (short story)

Produced by
Donald P. Borchers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jonathan Elias 
Nathaniel Morgan (co-composer)
 
Cinematography by
Jamie Thompson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Danny Saphire 
 
Casting by
Fern Champion 
Jamie Rose 
Paul Ruddy 
 
Production Design by
G. Andrew Hussey 
 
Art Direction by
Merje Veski 
 
Costume Design by
Brooke Weller 
 
Makeup Department
Brian Demski .... special makeup effects technician
Genevieve Garner .... key hair stylist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects producer
Tom Luhtala .... makeup lab technician
Charlotte Scovill .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ami Werges .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Morgan Elam .... second second assistant director
Kevin Kutchaver .... second unit director
Ben Ledoux .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Colin Bach .... leadman
Corbin Booth .... swing gang
Cory Haight .... art production assistant
Stephanie Hein .... property master
James Jasionowski .... swing man
Marc Muehleip .... construction coordinator
Palina Prasasouk .... swing
Emma Segasture .... scenic painter
 
Sound Department
Larry Benjamin .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul B. Clay .... supervising sound editor
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Adam Mohundro .... boom operator
Bartek Swiatek .... sound mixer
David Torres .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Katrina Francis .... special effects technician
Beki Ingram .... special effects makeup
Dustin Scholl .... special effects assistant
Alan Tuskes .... special effects makeup supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Phil Carbonaro .... composite supervisor (as Philip Carbonaro)
Kevin Kutchaver .... visual effects supervisor: HimAnI Productions
Glen David Miller .... cg supervisor
 
Stunts
Justin Sundquist .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Barr .... production assistant: camera
John Black .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alec Boehm .... camera operator
Alec Boehm .... director of photography: 2nd Unit
Heather Marie Collins .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Lawrence Daufenbach .... film loader
Ben Easter .... still photographer
John Joleaud .... gaffer
Jamie Thompson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Justin Watson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Scott Wilkerson .... production assistant: camera
 
Casting Department
Ben Easter .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jesse Anderson .... costume supervisor
Julie O'Leary .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Joe Hathaway .... digital color timer
Christopher Rash .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jon Choukroun .... scoring engineer
Paul B. Clay .... music editor (as Paul Clay)
Jonathan Elias .... orchestrator
Kelly Gettle .... assistant music producer
Christopher Kemp .... composer: additional music
Nathaniel Morgan .... orchestrator
Dave Rappaport .... composer: additional music
Dave Rappaport .... scoring engineer
Kenny Segal .... composer: additional music
Kenny Segal .... scoring engineer
David Wittman .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Nancy Brandt .... production accountant
Melinda Burns .... assistant production coordinator
Ron Durham .... location manager
Jennifer Hiltwein .... assistant armorer
Andrea Metzler .... production assistant
Elena Rogovsky .... script supervisor
Marc E. Spivey .... insurance broker
Matthew Stratton .... chief armorer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stephen King's Children of the Corn" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Finland:K-16 (TV rating) | Netherlands:16 | USA:TV-14 (TV rating) | USA:Unrated (uncut version)
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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) (TV).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: He took the keys away from her - so how did she close the electric windows when he went into the church? You can clearly hear the power windows going up.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
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
Author: alex wolfman from United States

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.

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