All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of kids killed long ago, and then start killing ... See full summary »
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When a girl named Jamie repeatedly tries to contact her grandmother to no avail, she investigates by going to her apartment in Omaha Nebraska....only to find that it's been condemned and ... See full summary »
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
First of two Stephen King's movie adaptation stared by one of the Terminator 2 main characters ( Linda Hammilton, who plays Sarah Connor in Terminator and Terminator 2- Judgement day). The other one is Pet Semetary 2 (1992), starring Edward Furlong, who plays John Connor in T2. See more »
0:17:04 - when Burton turns the dead boy over on the road, if you look closely you can see the child actor's chest rise due to him inhaling. See more »
Don't ever show up in my emergency room, buddy!
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The director's intial cut was much longer than the version that eventually made it to theaters and video. Amongst the missing footage:
A longer prologue where several other adults are killed, most noticlbly a deputy whose throat is slashed and then stabbed in the chest, and a farmer who is hacked to death outside his barn by a group of pick-axe wielding kids.
A scene between Sarah and Job's parents before the slaughter. They talk over the breakfast table about Sarah's drawings of the upcoming massacre and how they think something awful is about to happen.
A scene where Isaac prays to He Who Walks Behind The Rows only to receive a horrific vision of his impending fate.
1984 was an amazing year for movies, being the nerd that I am I pay attention to my analytics and 1984 is the 3rd greatest movie year at time of writing.
Being a huge horror fan the fact I haven't watched the Children Of The Corn movies is remarkable especially when you take into consideration how much I love Kings work and how I've seen every other adaptation of his books.
Off the top of my head I've seen the remake (2009) and one of the later sequels and have to say (And I never say this) the remake is better.
Being that this is the original cult classic I expected so much more but instead found a disjointed lifeless effort that failed to impress.
I'm not saying it's bad, but its mediocre at best. If the cult classic original is of this quality I'm concerned what the long list of straight to vhs/dvd sequels are going to be like. Time will tell!
One of the weaker Stephen King adaptations.
Still has the Stephen King vibe
Concept is strong enough
Far too short
Wastes a good story
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
Linda Hamilton cannot sing
For a religious man Stephen King really craps on religion
The only thing more obnoxious than a religious person is a religious child
Kids are evil, been saying it for years
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