Children of the Corn
Children of the Corn (1984)

Narrator Job (Robby Kiger) relates the tale of Gatlin, NE, where one day the children, led by a boy preacher named Isaac (John Franklin), rose up and slaughtered all the grown-ups. A few years later, Job and his sister, Sarah (Ammemarie… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1984
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Children of the Corn's strong premise and beginning gets shucked away for a kiddie thriller that runs in circles.

Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

The acting and special effects are particularly painful to watch.

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Jason Morgan

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

incredibly boring from start to finish

Rob Vaux

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!

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% 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
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
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
Dean King
I'm very disappointed with this! After hearing of it for so long and from a big Stephen King fan, I couldn't believe how poor this is! Looking very… More

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