Children of the Corn
Children of the Corn (1984)

One of many early-'80s Stephen King "quickie" adaptations dashed off to cash in on the prolific horror author at the peak of his popularity, New World Pictures' Children of the Corn takes one of King's published short… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Vaux
Mania.com

Send it to the cornfield, Anthony. That's where it belongs, after all.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

It's a--look, it has to be said--corny "B" horror flick with a certain je ne sais WTF about it. [Blu-ray]

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Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

As ye sow, so shall ye reap - and for all its initial creepiness, in the end this Mid-western gothic yields a big cropful of corn.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Classic Stephen King horror, hardly popping.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

How Children of the Corn continues to be so successful and popular 25 years after its release still remains a mystery ....

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Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

If you need a laugh, come to Malachi!

Jason Morgan
Filmcritic.com

its dated look reminds us that horror movies were once made with only a camera and buckets of Karo syrup; not marketable teen models and computer-generated effects.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

incredibly boring from start to finish

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Grisly, occasionally effective horror flick.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Isaac: Malachai! He wants you too, Malachai. He wants you too!  "And a child shall lead them..." Children of the Corn quite possibly might be the… More
Alex roy
Children Of The Corn is an often overlooked horror film. Based on the Stephen King story of the same name, Children Of The Corn is the story of a boy preacher… More
Anthony Lawrie
The general rule of horror films is that it's what you don't see that really terrifies and leaves it's imprint in your mind. Children of the Corn… More
Bruce Bruce
Remember seeing this one when it first came out. Think it was at a drive-in in Maine. The first film where children are killers and creepy. Come this fall if… More
Joshua Wilburn
I think this film is very under-rated by critics. I hear this film is cheesey and not scary when the opening scene was one of the coolest scenes I've… More
Zach Brehany
Ever sense the dawn of man, there has been one thing that has always scared people. And that will be the influence of religion on young people. Now, with most… More

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