Children of the Corn (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
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The film, which primarily takes place in the small farming town of Gatlin, Nebraska, begins with a flashback, relating a particularly gruesome incident in where the children depopulate the town of nearly all adults through a good old fashion bloodbath. Fast forward three years to the present, and we have Burton (Horton) and his girlfriend Vicky (Hamilton) traveling through the Midwest as Burton has recently graduated from med school, and has been offered an internship somewhere...but that's neither here nor there as the pair get lost, have an accident, and soon find themselves looking for aid in Gatlin...but guess what? Gatlin appears all but deserted...except for the children, who've formed some kind of weird cult, led by the incredibly creepy man-child Isaac (Franklin).Read more ›
The movie is ridiculous, even if the story is pretty interesting. There are few moments of suspance, but actors aren't really there. It's a kind of a B-movie, with a solid background and incredibly low quality effects.
Anyway, it's interesting to see and to have, as the sign of a very different age.
The DVD is quite well mastered. Images are very noisy because of film grain, but otherwise consistent. Contrast is quite low, and this makes colours a bit washed out.
The sound is a multichannel remix from Chase, encoded in DD 5.1. Anyway dialogues are quite dated and so are the effects. Basses are too boomy and the soundfield collapses too often into the center channel.
The extras are very limited: there's a small booklet and a trailer. That's it.
I've usually found most of them to be more funny that scary...
But there have been 5 or 6 movies in this genre which produced
the desired effect on me, and scared the crap out of me!---Or at least gave a few chills.
1984's "The Children Of The Corn" is just such a movie...
I was 20 years old when this film was released.
I swear!!--That creepy little kid with the deep eyes, the black amish get-up and the pork-pie hat
named Issac...OMG!! )-:
He came into that little sleepy rural midwestern town and upset the balance of nature!
The ominous demonic entity, referred to as "HE WHO WALKS BEHIND THE ROWS".....OOOOH SPOOKY!!
Though you don't actually get to see it...just more of a demonic rumbling, growling, plowing-up-the-
soil-kinda-thing-a'la-TREMORS that cuts through the corn field, and near that victorian-style farmhouse
that everybody SANE or SEMI-SANE is hold up in! (-:
Btw, my screen name was partly inspired by this 27 year old horror film by the master...Stephen King;
which speaks volumes, I guess, for the subliminal impact that it had on my young psyche back then.
But the most terrifying character to me...even moreso, or just as much as Issac, was that big,
tall, gangly, goofy, in-bred-looking ginger named Malachai, who was quite handy with a machete
or a butcher knife!---Who could forget that opening scene with him chasing the little kids through
the corn field and up onto the highway!---YIKES!!
Though this movie began with only a cult following, it has since spawned a slew of re-makes and sequels.Read more ›
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This is a scary movie. It arrived in good shape and It was the original scary movie./Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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