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Children Of The Corn (1984) The Arrow Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Stephen King films can be a mixed bag. For every really good film adaptation (Carrie; The Shining; Misery) there’s a bad one (Maximum Overdrive; Graveyard Shift; The Dark Tower). There are also a whole slew of Stephen King films that fall somewhere in the middle. I think Children of the Corn is one of the films that falls squarely in the middle of the pack.

There are some real strengths in the film. It has some genuine star quality, with soon-to-be action star Linda Hamilton (The Terminator) and TV heartthrob Peter Horton (Thirtysomething) starring as married couple Burt and Vicky, who become stranded in a town filled only with murderous, brainwashed children. The children are led by Isaac (John Franklin), who has a direct connection with an evil entity the children worship called He Who Walks Behind the Rows, and Malachai (Courtney Gains), Isaac’s mean-spirited enforcer.
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10 Stephen King Movies to Cure Your Post-Halloween Blues

10 Stephen King Movies to Cure Your Post-Halloween Blues
Many fans use the whole month of October to celebrate Halloween and the horror genre in general, leading up to October 31, but now that All Hallows Eve has come and gone, the post-Halloween blues may be starting to sink in. Some simply cannot wait another full year to celebrate the genre that they love, and why should they? Horror is not simply limited to Halloween, it's an equal opportunity genre, and there's simply no reason to stop celebrating now that it's November. With that in mind, we'd like to present the top 10 Stephen King movies you should watch, to get out of your post-Halloween funk.

Why Stephen King? Aside from the fact that the author is a certified legend, and there shouldn't even need to be a reason, the author's work is in the midst of an amazing revival. His new adaptations such as It, Netflix's Gerald's Game
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October 3rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Cult Of Chucky, 976-evil, The Hidden (1987), Jackals

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Happy October, gang! With the Halloween season now officially underway, we have an incredible day of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases to enjoy. Arrow Video has put together three stunning special edition sets for Children of the Corn, Don’t Torture A Duckling, and The Suspicious Death of A Minor, but we also have several other modern cult titles debuting as well, including Popcorn, 976-evil, and The Hidden.

For all you Charles Lee Ray enthusiasts out there, Cult of Chucky and the Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection both come home on Tuesday, and Scream Factory is also releasing the recent indie horror thriller Jackals on Blu-ray.

Other notable home entertainment titles bowing on October 3rd include American Horror Story: Roanoke, A Ghost Story, Haunters: The Art of the Scare, Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut, iZombie: The Complete Third Season, and Vampyr: Special Edition.
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'Camp Cold Brook' gets additional cast members

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Upcoming horror film Camp Cold Brook has some new cast additions. Chad Michael Murray (House of Wax, TV's One Tree Hill) and Danielle Harris (Halloween, Hatchet III) will headline director Andy Palmer's Camp Cold Brook, from Joe Dante's Production company.

Courtney Gains (The Burbs, Children of the Corn), Michael Eric Reid (TV's Victorious),Candice De Visser (The Funhouse Massacre), Mary Kathryn Bryant (Hellraiser : Judgement), Loren Lodesma (A.S.K), and Jason Van Eman (1 Mile to You) help make up the ensemble.

Check out the full details below as well as a snap of some of the cast.

From The Press Release

Script hails from up and comer Alex Carl, writer-director of Reeves Road.

Produced by Warner Davis of Petri Entertainment, Gremlins alum Joe Dante and Mark Alan of Renfield Productions, and Jason Van Eman and Ross Marroso of Weathervane Productions, pic tells of a reality
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Horror Highlights: The Ice Cream Truck, Camp Cold Brook, The Lift Blu-ray / DVD, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, Red Christmas, Wtf!

The ’burbs can be one spooky place to live. Megan Freels Johnston's The Ice Cream Truck release details, trailer, and poster leads today's Horror Highlights! Also: Camp Cold Brook casting details, Blu-ray / DVD release details for The Lift, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride announcement, Red Christmas theatrical info, and the new Wtf! trailer.

The Ice Cream Truck Trailer and Release Details: Press Release: "Writer-director Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban nightmare The Ice Cream Truck will hit theaters August 18 and be released day-and-date on VOD via Uncork’d Entertainment. A new trailer and poster have been released to coincide with the release.

The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work. As her family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house alone. And although the move makes Mary nostalgic for her youth,
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Chad Michael Murray & Danielle Harris join ‘Camp Cold Brook’

Chad Michael Murray (House of Wax, TV’s One Tree Hill) and Danielle Harris (Halloween, Hatchet) will headline director Andy Palmer’s Camp Cold Brook. Produced by Warner Davis of Petri Entertainment, Gremlins alum Joe Dante and Mark Alan of Renfield Productions, and Jason Van Eman and Ross Marroso of Weathervane Productions, the film also stars Courtney Gains (The Burbs, Children of the Corn), Michael Eric Reid (TV’s Victorious),Candice De Visser (The Funhouse Massacre), Mary Kathryn Bryant (Hellraiser : Judgement), Loren Lodesma (A.S.K), and Jason Van Eman (1 Mile to You).

Based on a script by Alex Carl, writer-director of Reeves Road, Camp Cold Brook tells of a reality TV crew that get more than they bargained for when they decide to film the next episode in the legendary Camp Cold Brook.

Reality TV producer and host, Jack Wilson (Chad Michael Murray), finds himself in a tough spot.
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Arrow Video to Release New Us Blu-ray of Children Of The Corn (1984) This September

"He wants you, too, Malachai!" It changed the way some people looked at crops, and it might have even changed the way you listened to Kim Wilde's "Kids in America," and this September, Children of the Corn (based on the Stephen King short story of the same name) will be coming out on a new Blu-ray from Arrow Video, including a 2K restoration from the original negative and a new audio commentary.

From Arrow Video: "New Us Title: Children of the Corn (Blu-ray)

Based on a short story by Stephen King, The Children of the Corn is a horror classic that has spawned multiple sequels and imitators, but none as harrowing as this masterpiece of horror.

Pre-order in the Us: http://bit.ly/2s4VZAf

Release Date: 19 September

He Who Walks Behind The Rows

A young couple travelling cross-country find themselves stranded in the small town of Gatlin,
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Children Of The Corn

Rebecca Lea Oct 17, 2016

Our traipse through the movie adaptations of Stephen King's work arrives at Children Of The Corn...

The film: When Isaac (John Franklin) returns with a group of other children from playing in the cornfields around the town of Gatlin, Nebraska, he leads a revolt that sees the adults slaughtered fast and mercilessly. The only two children who didn’t play in the corn that day, Job (Robby Kiger) and his sister Sarah (Anne Marie McEvoy) remain unhomicidal. Three years later, Vicky (Linda Hamilton) and boyfriend Burt (Peter Horton) are driving near Gatlin when a little boy stumbles in front of their car. He’s had his throat slit and in their quest to get help, the pair find themselves in the midst of Isaac’s not-so-merry band.

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June 7th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II and Independence Day on 4K Ultra HD

June’s home entertainment releases are kicking off in grand fashion this week, as horror and sci-fi fans have a lot to look forward to with the new arrivals on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. Scream Factory is keeping busy with a double dose of terror with their releases of The Abandoned (in conjunction with IFC Midnight) and The Funhouse Massacre, and for those of you who may have missed the supernatural thriller in theaters earlier this year, The Other Side of the Door is making its way to both Blu and DVD courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

If you consider yourself something of a Star Trek fan, Paramount is distributing the Director’s Cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on Blu-ray this week as well as the complete run of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which arrives on Blu for the first time ever this Tuesday.
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Contest: Win The Funhouse Massacre on Blu-ray

Halloween night takes a twisted turn in The Funhouse Massacre, the new horror film from Andy Palmer that co-stars the legendary Robert Englund. With The Funhouse Massacre hitting home media on June 7th courtesy of Scream Factory, we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Funhouse Massacre.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Funhouse Massacre Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on June 10th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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From the Press Release: “Murder is all part of the show. On June 7th, 2016, Scream Factory presents
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Blu-ray Clips & Trailer for The Funhouse Massacre, Co-Starring Robert Englund

Andy Palmer’s The Funhouse Massacre is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 7th, and to celebrate, Scream Factory released three Blu-ray clips plus the official trailer for the film that tease Halloween night as a dangerous day to go to a funhouse.

The Funhouse Massacre Blu-ray / DVD Release Details: Press Release: “Murder is all part of the show. On June 7th, 2016, Scream Factory presents the home entertainment debut of The Funhouse Massacre on Blu-ray and DVD, complete with extras including commentary with director Andy Palmer, producer Warner Davis and actors Clint Howard and Courtney Gains. The Funhouse Massacre premiered at the Horrorhound Weekend Convention Film Festival and won Best Film and Best Special Effects.

On Halloween night, a group of the United States’ most notorious serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum and descend upon a giant funhouse whose theme is based on their different reigns of terror. The
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The Funhouse Massacre Gets The Scream Factory Treatment This June!!

The gang over at Scream Factory are sending The Funhouse Massacre your way, when the crazy carnival-like bloodfest hits DVD/Bluray on June 7th. I’ve been pretty anxious to see this one myself, having seen countless postcards for the film, every time I find myself in Burbank’s countless horror-themed Magnolia shops (Dark Delicacies, Halloween Town, Creature Features and Blast From The Past, all up and down one wonderful street). With cameos and supporting roles by Clint Howard (Evilspeak, The Lords of Salem), Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn, The ’Burbs) and Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, I’m more than willing to give this one a shot. What do you fright fanatics think?

On Halloween night, a group of the United States’ most notorious serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum and descend upon a giant funhouse whose theme is based on their different reigns of terror. The unsuspecting
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Horror Highlights: The Funhouse Massacre and Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-in Monsterama Blu-rays, Harrow County #12

On June 7th, the funhouse will be open for business nationwide… from the safety of your own home via the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Funhouse Massacre, starring Robert Englund, Ben Begley, Jere Burns, Clint Howard, and Courtney Gains. Also: cover art and release details for Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama and Harrow County #12.

The Funhouse Massacre Blu-ray / DVD Release Details: Press Release: “Murder is all part of the show. On June 7th, 2016, Scream Factory presents the home entertainment debut of The Funhouse Massacre on Blu-ray and DVD, complete with extras including commentary with director Andy Palmer, producer Warner Davis and actors Clint Howard and Courtney Gains. The Funhouse Massacred premiered at the Horrorhound Weekend Convention Film Festival and won Best Film and Best Special Effects.

On Halloween night, a group of the United States’ most notorious serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum and descend upon a giant funhouse
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Scream Factory to Release The Funhouse Massacre, The Abandoned and Rabid Dogs Remake on Blu-ray / DVD

Scream Factory announced on their Facebook page that The Funhouse Massacre, The Abandoned, and Rabid Dogs (2015) will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this June. Let the screams begin!

From Facebook: “Horror icons Clint Howard (Evilspeak, The Lords of Salem), Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn, The ‘Burbs) and A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Robert Englund all pop up in The Funhouse Massacre—a scary new carnival ride of a thriller that will be releasing on Digital platforms, On Demand, DVD and Blu-ray on June 7th.

On Halloween night, a group of the United States’ most notorious serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum and descend upon a giant funhouse whose theme is based on their different reigns of terror. The unsuspecting carnival patrons think that the carnage created at the park is just part of the show… until they become part of the main attraction. The only people left
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PhobiaFest 2016: Final Details on Guests and Screenings

Starting this weekend on March 12th, PhobiaFest is coming to the city of Troy—no, not that one—Troy, Michigan! The event will feature over 20 rare film screenings, several fright-filled events, and special guests like Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn) and many more.

Press Release: Metro Detroit will face its fears this weekend March 12 & 13th as Phobiafest invades the city of Troy. Jam packed with over two dozen rare or never before seen film screenings, 25 exhibitors and a dozen fear based events, PhobiaFest promises something for all your fears.

In the screening room Dario Argento’s razor wielding Tenebre plays with never before seen footage. Followed by the world premiere documentary Yellowcard on the making of Argento’s masterpiece. In addition 4 trailers will world premiere over the weekend starting with the Monster Show cable series with star Wolfman Mac on hand. Meg Foster (star of John Carpenter’s They Live
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Michigan Fiends Set to Face Their Fears At Newly Announced Phobia Fest; Meg Foster, Courtney Gains Among The Guests

March 12th and 13th is looking pretty spooky, with the recently announced, Michigan-based Phobia Fest. Taking place inside Tory, Michigan’s Motion Picture Institute (a 20,000 ft. production facility with soundstages and various other areas), the Fest focuses on what scares the living hell out of genre fans, as well as hosting over 12 Midwest premieres, a “Miss Phobia” pageant and an impressive amount of various other events as well.

Genre faves such as They Live/Rob Zombie’s 31 star Meg Foster (showing the debut trailer from her upcoming film, At Sunrise), Children Of The Corn‘s Courtney Gains and FX legend Tom Sullivan will be appearing at the event, which will also feature a 20th anniversary Mosquito screening and cast/crew reunion, courtesy of Synapse Films.

Having seen a few of the films that will be screening at the Fest, I can say that it’s looking to be a wild time.
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Phobia Fest Announces New Guests & Screenings

The 32nd president Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Face your fears with Phobia Fest 2016, kicking off on March 12th in Michigan courtesy of the creators of Detroit Zombie Con, who have just announced new guests and screenings for the event.

Press Release: The team behind Detroit Zombie Con plan a bolder and bloodier return this March with Phobiafest. Phobia is a two day and night horror-themed experience that focuses on all that we fear.

Zombies, Clowns, Serial Killers and more will converge upon Mpi studios in Troy, Michigan Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th for a round-the-clock fright fest. Phobia will feature a film festival with 12 Midwest premieres, live role playing events, special guests, and even a Miss Phobia pageant.

Thus far Phobia can announce special guests Meg Foster star of Rob Zombie’s upcoming 31 as well as John Carpenter’s classic They Live.
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The Funhouse Massacre Review

The Funhouse Massacre presents itself as just another indiscriminate indie-horror flick, but as someone who’s been fooled by many similarly crafted duds, I can assure you that this roadside slaughterhouse is a much more enjoyable beast. Writer Ben Begley, who also plays a bumbling deputy, is not only able to craft a horror flick that’s loads of hellish fun, but this colorful massacre remain consistently funny throughout – not an easy task for scary comedies these days. While Begley’s tongue-in-cheek antics become a bit overplayed in a few instances, it fares far better than most jovial copycats of the same ilk, and holds its own against modern gore-chucklers with much bigger budgets. In the vein of a much more over-the-top The Houses October Built, The Funhouse Massacre is one of 2015’s hidden horror gems despite a smaller-format rollout, loaded with guts and bursting with psycho-carnie ferocity.

When I think haunted attractions,
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Round-Up: The Funhouse Massacre Trailer, Happy Halloween from Kane Hodder, Zombie Mouth Bubblegum, Terrordactyl, Horror Hotel S2

The trailer recently dropped for The Funhouse Massacre, and it kicks off this morning's round-up. Also: a Kickstarter launch for Zombie Mouth Bubblegum, acquisition news for Terrordactyl, and Horror Hotel Season 2 premiere details.

The Funhouse Massacre: "The film, directed by Andy Palmer, stars Robert Englund, Jere Burns, Scottie Thompson, Clint Howard and Courtney Gains. The Funhouse Massacre, which was produced by Warner Davis, President of Petri Entertainment, will hit theaters in 15-20 U.S. markets on Friday, November 13th.

On Halloween night, a gruesome group of the United States' most notorious and colorful serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum and descend on a giant funhouse whose theme is based on their different reigns of terror. The unsuspecting carnival goers think that the carnage created is just part of the show, that is, until they become part of the main attraction. The only people left to stop them are a ragtag group of college kids,
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'Funhouse Massacre' Trailer Turns Halloween Into a Blood Bath

'Funhouse Massacre' Trailer Turns Halloween Into a Blood Bath
Petri Entertainment announced today that they have partnered with AMC Independent to release The Funhouse Massacre for a theatrical run in the U.S. The film, directed by Andy Palmer, stars Robert Englund, Chasty Ballesteros, Jere Burns, Scottie Thompson, Clint Howard and Courtney Gains. The Funhouse Massacre, which was produced by Warner Davis, President of&#160 Petri Entertainment, will hit theaters in 15-20 U.S. markets on Friday, November 13th.

On Halloween night, a gruesome group of the United States' most notorious and colorful serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum. They descend on a giant funhouse whose theme is based on their different reigns of terror. The unsuspecting carnival goers think that the carnage created is just part of the show, that is, until they become part of the main attraction.

The only people left to stop them are a rag tag group of college kids. They are joined by a
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