Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn presents a normal couple, played by Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton, thrust into supernatural occurrences while on a cross-country trip. Horton is a newly graduated doctor on his way to start his internship in Seattle. Somewhere in Nebraska the couple happen on the children of the corn, a band of vicious youngsters who have murdered the adults and established a religious community worshipping a mysterious deity of the corn fields.

With:
Peter Horton Linda Hamilton R.G. Armstrong John Franklin Courtney Gains Robby Kiger

Children of the Corn presents a normal couple, played by Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton, thrust into supernatural occurrences while on a cross-country trip. Horton is a newly graduated doctor on his way to start his internship in Seattle. Somewhere in Nebraska the couple happen on the children of the corn, a band of vicious youngsters who have murdered the adults and established a religious community worshipping a mysterious deity of the corn fields.

Led by Isaac (John Franklin), an adolescent with an old man’s demeanor, the band of outsiders displays a sinister attraction. Shrouded in pseudo-Christian mythology, the children are more appealing than the mundane reality of the adults.

Director Fritz Kiersch and/or author Stephen King seem to play both ends against the middle, neither accepting nor denying the supernatural occurrences.

Children of the Corn does have a few good scare scenes but special effects are surprisingly disappointing.

Children of the Corn

Production: Gatlin/Angeles. Director Fritz Kiersch; Producer Donald P. Porchers, Terrence Kirby; Screenplay George Goldsmith; Camera Raoul Lomas; Editor Harry Keramidas; Music Jonathan Elias;; Art Director Craig Stearns

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1984. Running time: 93 MIN.

With: Peter Horton Linda Hamilton R.G. Armstrong John Franklin Courtney Gains Robby Kiger

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