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 »
Jamie Renée Smith,
Six college students on a road Trip takes a wrong turn and ends up trapped within a strangely deserted rural town inhabited by a murdeous cult of children and the supernatural forces that controls them.
A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive.Written by
Although supposedly Isaac is a teenager, actor John Franklin was 24 years old at the point of the movie when he played Isaac. See more »
When Burt twists the arm of the girl who is giving the church sermon, to hold her still, her black dress strap falls halfway down her arm. In a following shot, before she grabs the knife, it is back up on her shoulder. See more »
... You have the Gift of Sight. This is a blessing, my child.
I have seen this car upon the road.
Go to the old man. Make sure he tells them nothing.
What about these two?
Take them back where they were.
But they had a game and music; they're forbidden!
Question me not, Malachai! I act according to His will.
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The director's intial cut was much longer than the version that eventually made it to theaters and video. Amongst the missing footage:
A longer prologue where several other adults are killed, most noticlbly a deputy whose throat is slashed and then stabbed in the chest, and a farmer who is hacked to death outside his barn by a group of pick-axe wielding kids.
A scene between Sarah and Job's parents before the slaughter. They talk over the breakfast table about Sarah's drawings of the upcoming massacre and how they think something awful is about to happen.
A scene where Isaac prays to He Who Walks Behind The Rows only to receive a horrific vision of his impending fate.
Children of the Corn is one of the classic horror movies. It's one of the first uses of children as stereotypically scary entities in a movie, a trend that has exploded in recent years (that awful Dakota Fanning movie, Silent Hill,The Ring, The Grudge, Gothika, and even in video games like F.E.A.R.). To answer the above poster's question, Fritz Kiersch is currently an artist-in-residence and professor of film studies at Oklahoma City University. I believe that he is the had of a new film studies program at the university which is just starting this year. While some scenes in this flick are laughable today, I remember seeing it as a young boy and being scared witless. It will always be one of the great horror flicks of all time, in my opinion.
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