Children of the Corn (1984)
Average Rating: 4.1/10
Reviews Counted: 24
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 15
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1984 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 83,992
Narrator Job (Robby Kiger) relates the tale of Gatlin, NE, where one day the children, led by a boy preacher named Isaac (John Franklin), rose up and slaughtered all the grown-ups. A few years later, Job and his sister, Sarah (Ammemarie McEvoy), help their friend, Joseph (Jonas Marlowe), try to escape through the cornfields of Gatlin. Meanwhile, Burt Stanton (Peter Horton), a commitment-phobic young doctor, and Vicky Baxter (Linda Hamilton), his frustrated girlfriend, travel through the
Jan 1, 1984 Wide
Apr 10, 2001
New World Pictures
Dr. Burt Stanton
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its dated look reminds us that horror movies were once made with only a camera and buckets of Karo syrup; not marketable teen models and computer-generated effects.
It's a--look, it has to be said--corny "B" horror flick with a certain je ne sais WTF about it. [Blu-ray]
How Children of the Corn continues to be so successful and popular 25 years after its release still remains a mystery ....
If you need a laugh, come to Malachi!
Grisly, occasionally effective horror flick.
The only halfway decent installment of the entire bloated, pitiful franchise.
Ooooooo... scary kids! Don't go into the cornfields alone after this one.
"plenty of corn, for sure, but no chills"
Not a whole lot happens, but horror fans will appreciate the atmosphere.
Audience Reviews for Children of the Corn
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- Dr. Burt Stanton: [about the Bible] What, did you rewrite the whole thing, or just the parts that don't suit your needs?
- Malachi: Outlander! We have your woman! She still lives!
- Boy: The Blue Man! Yes, the Blue Man!
- Job: Don't worry, Mister. You'll be safe here. Isaac and Malachi don't know about this place.
- Dr. Burt Stanton: Enough! Who are Isaac and Malachi?
- Job: Isaac started the whole thing. He's a boy preacher who came to this town three years ago. At nine-years-old back then, he had a charming way that appealed to all the kids and teens like us to follow him with his own teachings of the bible and of the Old Testiment. But me and Sarah thought he was just plain weird.
- Isaac: Don't just stand there! Seize him! Punish him! The Lord has chosen me as the bringer of His word and the giver of His laws! Disobedience to me is disobedience to Him! Do it now, or your punishment shall be a thousand deaths, each more horrible than the last!
- Malachi: They are tired of your talk, Isaac. I've shown them what I can do. Cut the woman down. Put Isaac in her place. We shall see how the Lord favors you.
- Dr. Burt Stanton: What about Gatlin?
- Diehl: Gatlin! There ain't nothin' in Gatlin.
- Dr. Burt Stanton: What do you mean there ain't nothin' in Gatlin?
- Diehl: Well, folks in Gatlin's got a religion. They don't like outsiders, and they probably don't have a phone there either.
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