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Children of the Corn (1984)

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A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Burt
... Vicky
... Diehl
... Isaac
... Malachai
Robby Kiger ... Job
Anne Marie McEvoy ... Sarah (as AnneMarie McEvoy)
... Rachel
Jonas Marlowe ... Joseph
... Amos
Dan Snook ... Boy
David Cowen ... Dad
Suzy Southam ... Mom
... Mr. Hansen
Patrick Boylan ... Hansen's customer
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Storyline

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 Éamonn Green

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And a child shall lead them... See more »

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9 March 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Children of the Corn  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,042,821, 11 March 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,568,989
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(Ryder Sound Services)

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(CFI)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Burt shakes the kids off in the church you can see the shadow of the boom mic on the wall. See more »

Quotes

Vicky: Can you take us to Isaac?
Sarah: No.
Vicky: Why not?
Sarah: He's scary.
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Runaway
Performed by Del Shannon
Courtesy of Mole Hole Records
Written by Del Shannon and Max Crook
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Pretty atmospheric.
29 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

After reading some negative comments on this film it seems to me that many of those reviewers hate horror movies.If you don't like horror,then leave this genre alone!!!Go back and watch some Hollywood big-budget trash!!"Children of the Corn" is an enjoyable horror film with a few creepy scenes and some good shocks.The acting is decent enough,and the atmosphere of an isolated town(Gatlin)is well-captured.I've seen the first four parts of this series and they are not really bad(want some crap-check out "Witchcraft" series)Enough said-try this one if you enjoy watching horror movies.Very atmospheric score too!


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