Children of the Corn
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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 stories as its source material. Stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska, the protagonists (Linda Hamilton & Peter Horton) fall into the sinister little mitts of a bizarre religious cult composed entirely of children. Having murdered the town's adult population at the command of their leader Isaac (the spooky-looking John Franklin), the children… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

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"Send it to the cornfield, Anthony. That's where it belongs, after all."
‑ Rob Vaux, Mania.com
"It's a--look, it has to be said--corny "B" horror flick with a certain je ne sais WTF about it. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"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."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
"The only halfway decent installment of the entire bloated, pitiful franchise."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"Not a whole lot happens, but horror fans will appreciate the atmosphere."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Classic Stephen King horror, hardly popping."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"How Children of the Corn continues to be so successful and popular 25 years after its release still remains a mystery ...."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"If you need a laugh, come to Malachi!"
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"Ooooooo... scary kids! Don't go into the cornfields alone after this one."
‑ KJB, IGN Movies
"It just gets sillier and sillier with each passing year."
‑ Collin Souter, eFilmCritic.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."
‑ Jason Morgan, Filmcritic.com
"incredibly boring from start to finish"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Grisly, occasionally effective horror flick."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
""plenty of corn, for sure, but no chills""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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