Stephen King's Children of the Corn

Stephen King's Children of the Corn

Streaming Video - 1984
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A young couple (Linda Hamilton, Terminator 2, and Peter Horton, thirtysomething) find themselves stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Neb., where they encounter a mysterious religious sect of children. But nowhere in town are there any adults. The horror grows to a blood-curdling climax as the two new visitors learn the horrifying secret behind the prospering corn fields. Based on the classic short story by Stephen King, CHILDREN OF THE CORN is a longtime horror favorite that has spawned six sequels and many imitations. See how it all started.
Publisher: [United States] : Image Entertainment : Made available through hoopla, 1984
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: streaming video file (1 video file (ca. 92 min.)) : sd., col
Uniform Title: Children of the corn

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Children of the Corn introduced the world to the horrific possibilities that could be lurking in any field....You'll never look at the midwest the same again.


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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 03, 2018

This 1984 film adaptation and thriller film is based on the novel by Stephen King by the same name, and stars Linda Hamilton, John Franklin, Peter Horton, and Courtney Gains. The movie is about a physician and his girlfriend who are driving between towns when they find a murdered boy in the middle of the road. They try to contact the police, when they realize that they are nearby a town that is full of children who follow a strange cult leader. Before they know it, the two must do their best to avoid being sacrificed. This movie definitely had it’s scary moments and did a pretty good job at following along with the original story. I didn’t like the way that some scenes were interpreted, but overall, I feel like this movie is a pretty classic horror film. I would rate it 4/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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jazeebelle
Jun 09, 2014

Great creepy King story that came over wonderfully as a film. Many have attempted the same, or very similar story lines, but nothing beats the original. John Franklin's portrayal of Issac was absolutely brilliant!

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skin_ticket
Jul 06, 2012

Truly pathetic. A failed remake of a classic. The acting is sub-par at best and unlike the first one the children in this one just look so...plain. The 80's version is better; don't waist your time with this one.

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