Children of the Corn 2009

Children of the Corn

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While traveling through rural Nebraska, a couple (David Anders, Kandyse McClure) encounters a religious cult of murderous children who worship a god that lives in their cornfield.

Cast & Crew

David Anders
Burton Stanton
Kandyse McClure
Vicki Stanton
Daniel Newman
Malachai
Robert Gerdisch
Preacher Boy
Remington Jennings
Joseph, Ahaz
Jake White
Oldest boy
Zita Vass
Ponytail girl
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Critic Reviews for Children of the Corn

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Audience Reviews for Children of the Corn

  • Sep 20, 2014
    Delivering a new vision of Stephen King's short story, Children of the Corn is a chilling and horrific tale that's much darker than the '84 original. When a bickering married couple run over a child in the middle of the road, but find that his throat was slit, they find themselves drawn into a devil's trap with no way out. David Anders and Kandyse McClure lead the cast, and Anders gives an especially compelling and provocative performance as a Vietnam vet haunted by his past. McClure, on the other hand, plays a pretty spiteful and reprehensible character, which makes her presence rather grading and a detriment to the film. Still, the directing is pretty good and brings a lot of suspense and tense to the scenes. Though truer to the source matter, this adaptation of Children of the Corn has a cynical tone that sucks some of the entertainment out of it.
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  • May 31, 2011
    This SyFy remake of the classic Stephen King tale fails to reach its goal with very cheesy yet boring scenes with not so brilliant acting.
    Jacob P Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2010
    What the hell did I just watch? Note to self; never leave your gun in the car when exploring an abandoned city.
    Conny A Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2010
    I've liked Stephen King's Children of The Corn series since I was a kid and I was very interested when I heard that they were remaking them. The new version is different, but that's not always a good thing. It's definitely a lot more gory and frightening, which is a good thing, but they cut a lot out of the story which was a bad thing. We aren't given any background information, characters are missing, and Isaac is so little and cute, that he isn't believable. On top of that, instead of a loving middle aged couple, we get a fighting interracial couple, in 1975, that features a Marine with PTSD and a prom queen who won't shut the fuck up! I'm glad it was a little creepier and bloodier than the original, but they cut out some of the best parts and give absolutely no background information. I felt like I was jumping into a movie after missing the first half hour, besides that, the acting was so-so, and overall the film was okay at best. In my opinion this film does not live up to the original and would have trouble rivaling some of the sequels as well.
    Todd S Super Reviewer

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