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Children of the Corn 1984

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Children of the Corn...iest horror movie I have ever seen.

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“Outlander!” An iconic ‘80s horror film, Children of the Corn is a chilling tale from Stephen King. Based on one of his short stories, a couple traveling cross-country stop at a small town called Gatlin where they discover a cult of children that have overthrown the adults and sacrificed them to their new god. Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton lead the cast, but there are no good performances here. However, the director does a good job at creating a creepy, atmospheric tone that’s full of suspense. And for the most part the terror is kept psychological, which is quite effective. While Children of the Corn is full of bad acting and cheesy effects, it ends up being the right mixture for an entertaining campy B-movie.

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In preparation for an article I am writing on the remake for this site - https://www.thethings.com/author/lee-brown/ - I decided to rewatch the 1984 original adaptation of King's short story. It's not a very good film - even Linda Hamilton is bad in this one - but it does have that 80s horror feel to it, complete with spooky choral music, that makes it a nostalgic blast for anybody who first saw the film back in the day.

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Kid VO is a huge mistake. Huge! Any time that voice popped in it felt like I was watching a special video made by first graders to thank the teachers or something. The worst!!

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Lotta ugly kids in this one. Lost potential and boring.

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Children are just the worst. The ending really blows an ok movie up until that point.

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"write her a postcard from Seattle.. let's get the hell out of here! But seriously, this movie, adaptation or not, is for the most part a decent suspensful build up, and then it just all falls apart in the end quite unceremoniously.

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Not the most effective horror movie, but it's such a great concept and there is some really great cinematography. A lot of comic book imagery really pops and sticks in your head, as does the great score. The male lead is such a douche, it's hard to sympathise. Same with the insufferable ginger antagonist, I just wanted him to die.

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Hard to believe Children Of The Corn become a series of movies from this. Pretty mediocre on every level.

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Very silly plot, not very good acting and very very bad special effects make this one of the worst (horror) movies I've ever seen...

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First of all: feels way too long! Story is not that thrilling.
Then: Why do Stephen King stories always have to get (bad) weird at the end? What's up with some weird red cloud and entity "eating" (and somehow turning into a rocket for Isaac)… and why would they leave the other children (who appear to be good now) in the barn and only save the two little ones?
Fail :(

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