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.
Release Year: 1984
Rating: 5.3/10 (16,163 voted)
Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong
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.
Writers: Stephen King, George Goldsmith
Anne Marie McEvoy
(as AnneMarie McEvoy)
And a child shall lead them…
Release Date: 9 March 1984
Filming Locations: California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $2,042,821
(11 March 1984)
(28 May 1984)
Did You Know?
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.
Crew or equipment visible:
When the gas station attendant is talking out loud to himself after giving directions to the people, there is a shot of him through a window, in the window you can see a crew member.
After reading some negative comments on this film it seems to me that many
of those reviewers hate horror movies.If you don't like horror,then leave
this genre alone!!!Go back and watch some Hollywood big-budget
trash!!"Children of the Corn" is an enjoyable horror film with a few creepy
scenes and some good shocks.The acting is decent enough,and the atmosphere
of an isolated town(Gatlin)is well-captured.I've seen the first four parts
of this series and they are not really bad(want some crap-check out
"Witchcraft" series)Enough said-try this one if you enjoy watching horror
movies.Very atmospheric score too!