Children of the Corn (1984)
Back of the box. . .
“In the drought-stricken prairie lands of Nebraska, the corn crop has failed. Nothing thrives in the arid soil and the people pray for rain. Into the small community of Gaitlin comes a sinister boy preacher with a message for the children; only human blood will restore life to the parched earth and revive the dying corn. So it is that all adults perish one hot Sunday, as their sons and daughters obey the savage commands of Isaac and his bloodthirsty executioner, Malachai.
Three years later a young couple on their way through Nebraska get lost in the maze of roads round Gaitlin, and stumble into the seemingly deserted township. But here, every adult must die—victim of a bloody cult of human sacrifice. . .”
Director: Fritz Kiersch
Starring: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, John Franklin
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Children of the Corn is based on a short story written by Stephen King and was originally published in Penthouse. I really wanted come up with a joke that linked fear of children and Penthouse readers but I couldn’t think of anything, if you can think of one, write it in the comments. This movie has one of the creepiest kids ever, though I shouldn’t say kid. The actor who played Isaac, John Franklin, was 25 years old when the film was made and his performance is what makes this movie worth watching. Linda Hamilton is alright, but you kind of want her to turn into Sarah Connor from Terminator 2 and just mercilessly kick those kids asses. One last fun thing; when you’re done watching the movie go to Google Maps and type in 609 Whittier St. Whiting, Iowa. Click street view and then turn to the right. You’ll recognize the intersection.
Quality control: Toward the end of the movie the dialogue starts to fall a little out of sync.