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Children of the Corn (1984)

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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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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9 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Children of the Corn  »

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$800,000 (estimated)

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$14,600,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On the dashboard of Burt and Vicki's car is a copy of Night Shift, the Stephen King short story collection in which Children of the Corn originally appeared. See more »

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Burt and Vicky are traveling through Nebraska, and Vicky pulls out a typical Kansas-Nebraska map. Kansas on one side, and Nebraska on the other. The front shot clearly shows that she is looking at the wrong side of the map. Nebraska is facing the camera.

The next shot is from the side, showing that they are looking at the Kansas side of the map, while discussing both real and imaginary Nebraska locations.

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Malachai: Outlander! Outlander! We have your woman!
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"Outlander!"
9 November 2001 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Children of the Corn is a classic example of a movie that was much more frightening when I was a kid. Now I suppose it pales in comparison to the better horror flicks I've seen. It's still not a bad genre flick and I recommend seeing it. Children of the Corn has its moments. Isaac and Malachai are still creepy looking cats (both played effectively by John Franklin and Courtney Gains). The musical score with the children chanting is an eerie effect too. The café scene and the accidental hit and run are the standouts of the movie, it's pretty grisly stuff. The rest is a bit mediocre. Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton are pretty good as the young couple trying to escape the murderous children. And an appearance by R.G. Armstrong is never a bad thing. The movie is a "loose" adaption of a Stephen King short story, but the sequels are just absolutely King rapes. So do not bother with those.


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