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Children of the Corn (1984)

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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.

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Job
Anne Marie McEvoy ...
Sarah (as AnneMarie McEvoy)
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Joseph
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Dan Snook ...
Boy
David Cowen ...
Dad
Suzy Southam ...
Mom
D.G. Johnson ...
Mr. Hansen
Patrick Boylan ...
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A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive. Written by Éamonn Green

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9 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,042,821, 11 March 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,568,989
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At the start of the film when Vicky gives Burt his present, the radio is to the right of the wall plug fixture. When she turns the radio on, the radio is under the plug fixture. See more »

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Isaac: [Malachai rebels against Isaac before their fellow Corn-Children] Don't just stand there! Seize him! Punish him! The Lord has chosen me as the bringer of His word and the giver of His laws! Disobedience to me is disobedience to Him! Do it now, or your punishment shall be a thousand deaths, each more horrible than the last!
Malachai: They are tired of your talk, Isaac. I've shown them what I can do.
[to the other Corn-Kids]
Malachai: Cut the woman down. Put Isaac in her place.
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Malachai: We shall see how the Lord ...
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Pretty cool
17 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Maybe not so scary, but pretty cool horror movie after the short story written by Stephen King.

The children of Gatlin, under the influence of 'priest' Isaac, kill all their parents as it is the wish of the Lord who apparently lives in the corn. 3 years later a couple (Peter Horton and Linda -Terminator- Hamilton) are stranded in that same place. The kids, led by Isaac and his first man Malachai, set up a plan to sacrifice them to their God.

The movie gets a great start with the children killing their parents, after that it isn't much horror but more of a suspence movie. You got to see this only for the Malachai kid. Great casting!

6/10.


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