Sunday, October 14, 2007

Stephen King's Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn's IMDB Page

Bring him the blood of the outlanders! Praise God! Praise The Lord!

In the town of Gatlin, Nebraska there is a new minister in town. The boy preacher Isaac (the actor, John Franklin born 16 June 1959, was actually about 25 when the film was released) has inspired the children to rise up against the amoral life that adulthood carries with it by speaking in old school grammar not unlike Yoda. He has them slaughter the all adults in a sacrifice to He who walks behind the rows and bring back prosperity and corn to their corn-fed town. His instrument of torment/right hand man is Malachai, and nothing is scarier than a ginger with a chip on his shoulder. A few years after Isaac's brutal overthrow a young couple on their way to Seattle become hopelessly trapped in the town of Gatlin after a car accident and a series of comically rearranged road signs leaves them with no other options. Once in the town they become Isaac's main focus, and he must have them dead. For a guy who successfully orchestrated the mass murder of all adults in town he has a surprising amount of difficulty in catching these two outlanders. The acting in this film is nothing to write home about, but the special effects are interestingly done in what looks like animation overlaid onto live action shots. This film is a classic and a must-see for any fan of the horror genre, simply for understanding its many pop culture references. Scary? Maybe not, but definitely worth putting on your Halloween list.

Children of the Corn's Scores


3 skulls

Fantasy (according to IMDB's categorization)

2 talking trees

BigBoyMovieReviews Grand Total


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