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Children of the Corn (1984)

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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Anne Marie McEvoy ...
Sarah (as AnneMarie McEvoy)
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Dan Snook ...
Boy
David Cowen ...
Dad
Suzy Southam ...
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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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Children of the Corn  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,042,821 (USA) (11 March 1984)

Gross:

$14,568,989 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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. See more »

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Position of small white clock on the table, as Vicky talks to Sarah. See more »

Quotes

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.
[to Isaac]
Malachai: We shall see how the Lord ...
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An adult nightmare.
12 February 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Children of the corn is a 1984 film based on the short story by Stephen King. The story is that a couple who go to Gatlin, Nebraska find themselves in a living nightmare as they are hunted by a cult of children who have been taught by their "preacher" Isaac that everybody over the age of 18 must be killed.

This film starred: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton & John Franklin

In my opinion this is an entertaining film and doesn't deserve all the stick it gets, it isn't great by any means however it's a good film too watch when your bored also a good film to watch with your friends on a night in. I do recommend this film if you have read the short story or if you are a Stephen King fan also to all you 80's cult fans.

***/***** Good film.


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