Children of the Corn (1984) Movie Review

Children of the Corn (1984)

1984 | Horror, Thriller
92 minutes /

User Score: 71/100

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Children of the Corn Review


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.

Bad Stephen King adaptation, 80’s style. Children of the Corn is a lame 80’s horror film. One of the many stories of Stephen King’s to be adapted for the silver screen during the 80’s. Like many of them instead of making a movie solely based upon the written material, the film-makers decide to take only parts of the story branching out into something that barely resembles the original concept. Instead of a truly scary film about religion gone mad, we’re
treated to a very lame movie filled with a bunch of bad actors and a wretched script that only a mid-level hack could spew out. A yuppie couple traveling cross-country runs into a small farm town that’s populated by a community of children all hopped up on religion. Sounds better than it really is. Recommended for true 80’s nostalgia fans.

About Children of the Corn (1984)

Title: Children of the Corn
Original Title: Stephen King's Children of the Corn
Year: 1984
Runtime: 92 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.55/5 stars from 14 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 14
Starring: Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, Courtney Gains, John Franklin, Robby Kiger, John Philbin, Eric Freeman, Corey Frizzell, Peter Horton, Julie Maddalena, Jonas Marlowe, Dan Snook, David Cowen, Suzy Southam, D.G. Johnson, Patrick Boylan, Elmer Soderstrom, Teresa Toigo, Mitch Carter, Anne Marie McEvoy, Dennis Carl
Writers: Stephen King, George Goldsmith
Director: Fritz Kiersch

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