Children Of The Corn (1984)
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A young couple wander into a mid-western town where all the adults are apparently dead and the children participate in a cult that worships a malevolent force in the corn fields. Based on a Stephen King novella.
An adult nightmare.
Title: Children Of The Corn
Release Date: March 09, 1984
Runtime: 92 mins
All Genres: Horror
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Buried.com Rating: 6.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: R
Peter Horton ...Burt
Linda Hamilton ...Vicky
R.G. Armstrong ...Diehl
John Franklin ...Isaac
Courtney Gains ...Malachai
Robby Kiger ...Job
Anne Marie McEvoy ...Sarah (as AnneMarie McEvoy)
Julie Maddalena ...Rachel
Jonas Marlowe ...Joseph
John Philbin ...Amos
Dan Snook ...Boy
David Cowen ...Dad
Suzy Southam ...Mom
D.G. Johnson ...Mr. Hansen
Patrick Boylan ...Hansen's customer
Elmer Soderstrom ...Hansen's customer
Teresa Toigo ...Hansen's customer
Mitch Carter ...Radio preacher (voice)
Eric Freeman ...Israel
Corey Frizzell ...Boy in front row of church scene
Donald P. Borchers
Earl A. Glick
"School is Out"
More Movie Taglines:
- An adult nightmare.
- And a child shall lead them...
- In their world adults are not allowed... to live.
- Burt Robeson: I spy, with my lttle eye, something that starts with C. Vicky: Corn.
[Isaac has been sacrificed to He Who Walks Behind the Rows, who has sent him back again] Isaac: Malachai! He wants you too, Malachai. He wants you too!
Isaac: Behold, a dream did come to me, and the Lord did show all of this to me. Corn-Children: Praise God! Praise the Lord! Isaac: A time of tribulation has come. A test, the Final Test, is at hand. Malachai: What has the Lord commanded? Isaac: In my dream the Lord came to me... It was He Who Walks Behind the Rows. I fell on my knees in terror, and hid my eyes, lest the fearfulness of His face strike me dead! He told me all that has since happened; He said, "Joseph has taken his things and fled this happy place, because the worship of Me is no more upon him. So take you his life, and spill his blood like water upon the earth! But let not his flesh pollute the corn; cast him instead upon the road! Malachai: And so it was done. Joseph the Betrayer was cast out! Isaac: And He Who Walks Behind The Rows did say, "I will send outlanders amongst you: a man and a woman. These outlanders will be unbelievers and profaners of the holy. But they will sorely test you, for they have great power, even greater than that of the Blue Man! Corn-Children: The Blue Man! Yes, the Blue Man! Isaac: And just as the Blue Man was offered up unto He Who Walks Behind the Rows, so shall be the unbelievers! Malachai: Make sacrifice unto Him! Bring Him the blood of the outlanders! Corn-Children: Praise God; praise the Lord! Praise God! Praise the Lord...!
Burt: Any religion without love and compassion is false! It's a lie!
Burt: What's going on here? Richard 'Amos' Deigan: My passage. It is my birthday. Burt: You've got a pretty sick way of celebrating, pal!
- 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.
In the original theatrical trailer, Stephen King's name is misspelled as "Steven".
In the original ending of the story Linda Hamilton's character Vicki was killed by the children. She joined "the blue man" on a cross and had her eyes cut out.
Though real corn was used for most of filming, polyurethane corn had to be used for the more difficult action sequences.
R.G. Armstrong filmed his scenes in one day.
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