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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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Robby Kiger ...
Job
Anne Marie McEvoy ...
Sarah (as AnneMarie McEvoy)
Julie Maddalena ...
Jonas Marlowe ...
Joseph
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Dan Snook ...
Boy
David Cowen ...
Dad
Suzy Southam ...
Mom
D.G. Johnson ...
Mr. Hansen
Patrick Boylan ...
Hansen's customer
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Storyline

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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In their world adults are not allowed... to live. See more »

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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 USA:

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

Gross USA:

$14,568,989
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

R.G. Armstrong filmed his scenes in one day. See more »

Goofs

Just before Vicky is dragged off, she throws a lamp at the approaching children. The lamp clearly has no cord. See more »

Quotes

Burt: Don't ever show up in my emergency room, buddy!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Untamed Youth (1990) See more »

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Like it or Hate it
9 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Like many of the Corn movies (seven as of 2001!) I find that either people like this one or hate it. Some viewers despise the plot and say the setting is cheesy and the acting is bad, and that after watching it years later after we've all our bad tastes of horror flicks- let us not forget the Scream series- they find it is not as scary anymore. All I have to say is that if you're open-minded and you're into a plot about what would happen if these kids took over (sound familiar? sounds like my home town...) then definitely see it. I, personally, love this movie, although I started the second one and I couldn't finish it because I was laughing too hard. I'll try the third one, but really, the original horror movies are usually the best and in this case that is very true. On to the plot: This is basically about two newcomers who come to this deserted town and find out that these children are actually killers and worship 'Thee Who Walks Behind the Rows', a demon in the corn fields that speaks to Issac only, the leader of the children. Of course, there's the rebellious Malachai who turns it all around for the children in the end, and then to make matters worse there are now two new adults: things really get busy! I think this is the most appealing because you pretty much find out everything as the adults do, as opposed to the other movies where you pretty much expect just all these adult killings, although I've only seen the 6th one (which should be illegal in the US because it's so horrible). But anyway, a 7th Corn Movie is on its way, and it's on Post Production last time I checked, so maybe things have turned around! All I can see is that a new sequel is coming out every two years, but none will ever match up to this one. So see it! I give it an 8 out of 10!


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