Watch Children of the Corn
- 1 hr 32 min
Children of the Corn is a horror movie from 1984 that was directed by Fritz Kiersch. The film starred Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, and R.G. Armstrong. The story follows a young couple, Burt and Vicky, who are traveling through Nebraska on their way to California. On the way, they accidentally hit a young boy with their car, leading them to a small town called Gatlin. However, the town seems to be abandoned, and the only inhabitants are a group of children who have turned the place into their own creepy cult.
The children are controlled by a mysterious boy preacher named Isaac, who acts as their leader and has convinced them to worship a deity called "He Who Walks Behind the Rows." This deity demands human sacrifices, so the children have been killing any adults who wander into town for years.
Burt and Vicky find themselves in grave danger as they become trapped in the town, hunted by the children who want to kill them to appease their deity. They soon discover that their lives are in the hands of an unlikely hero, a boy named Job who has realized the evil of the cult and wants to help Burt and Vicky.
The film's plot is based on a short story by popular horror author Stephen King. The film adaptation has since become a cult classic in the horror genre, known for its eerie atmosphere and spine-chilling depiction of the cult of children.
The film received mixed reviews upon its release, but it has since become a cult classic and is regarded as one of the better literary adaptations of King's works. The movie also sparked a series of sequels, although none of them were as successful as the original.
Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton, who played the couple trapped in Gatlin, both give strong performances. Hamilton had been known previously for her role in The Terminator and would later go on to star in the hit television series "Beauty and the Beast."
The cinematography and the use of the cornfields as a visual motif is particularly effective in creating an eerie atmosphere. The soundtrack by Jonathan Elias is also worth noting for its haunting use of electronic music and synthesizers.
Overall, Children of the Corn is a classic horror movie that is well worth watching for fans of the genre. Its unique premise, strong performances, and unsettling atmosphere make it a standout film.
Children of the Corn is a 1984 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 45.