Children of the Corn

March 9th, 1984


Children of the Corn

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A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.

Release Year: 1984

Rating: 5.3/10 (16,163 voted)

Director: Fritz Kiersch

Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive.

Writers: Stephen King, George Goldsmith

Peter Horton - Burt
Linda Hamilton - Vicky
R.G. Armstrong - Diehl
John Franklin - Isaac
Courtney Gains - Malachai
Robby Kiger - Job
Anne Marie McEvoy - Sarah (as AnneMarie McEvoy)
Julie Maddalena - Rachel
Jonas Marlowe - Joseph
John Philbin - Amos
Dan Snook - Boy
David Cowen - Dad
Suzy Southam - Mom
D.G. Johnson - Mr. Hansen
Patrick Boylan - Hansen's customer

Taglines: And a child shall lead them...

Release Date: 9 March 1984

Filming Locations: California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $2,042,821 (USA) (11 March 1984) (350 Screens)

Gross: $14,568,989 (USA) (28 May 1984)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

On the dashboard of Burt and Vicki's car is a copy of Night Shift, the Stephen King short story collection in which Children of the Corn originally appeared.

Crew or equipment visible: When the gas station attendant is talking out loud to himself after giving directions to the people, there is a shot of him through a window, in the window you can see a crew member.

Vicky: Is he...
Burt: Oh, yeah.

User Review

Pretty atmospheric.

Rating: 9/10

After reading some negative comments on this film it seems to me that many of those reviewers hate horror movies.If you don't like horror,then leave this genre alone!!!Go back and watch some Hollywood big-budget trash!!"Children of the Corn" is an enjoyable horror film with a few creepy scenes and some good shocks.The acting is decent enough,and the atmosphere of an isolated town(Gatlin)is well-captured.I've seen the first four parts of this series and they are not really bad(want some crap-check out "Witchcraft" series)Enough said-try this one if you enjoy watching horror movies.Very atmospheric score too!


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