- Actors: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin, Courtney Gains
- Directors: Fritz Kiersch
- Writers: George Goldsmith, Stephen King
- Producers: Charles Weber, Donald P. Borchers, Earl A. Glick, Mark Lipson, Terrence Kirby
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
- Rated: RestrictedR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
- VHS Release Date: April 10, 2001
- Run Time: 92 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (253 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0000509C3
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #580,961 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Children of the Corn [VHS]
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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 ›
Of course, as a lover of Bad Movies, I can't wait to watch them all.
With that said, I remember this first entry very well. I actually saw this one in theaters when I was about the same age as Malachi, and remember really enjoying it. I've seen it a few times of the years, but it has been at least two decades since my last visit to Gatlin, Nebraska and thought it was time to give it another view...along with the sequels.
As the film begins we see events unfold in Gatlin, Nebraska, a small farming community suffering from drought. In the opening moments of the film, thanks to narrator Job, we learn that most of the kids have fallen under the spell of Isaac, a new kid in town who happens to be a preacher. One Sunday after church, all of the kids in Gatlin begin murdering all of the adults in town. Job sees his father cut down in front of him, and only Job and his sister Sarah have not fallen under Isaac's spell.
Flash forward 3 years and we meet, Burt and Vicky, a young couple traveling to Seattle where Burt has taken a job as an ER doctor. And of course they decide to get off the highway and end up traveling through the 2-lane countryside heading towards Gatlin. While looking at a map, they run over a young boy who was trying to escape Gatlin and it's cult. When Burt examines the boy's body he notices his throat is cut, and that he was already dying when he was struck by the car. Looking to report the crime, the young couple drive through the corn and into Gatlin where they'll meet the Children of the Corn.
I was surprised at how well this film holds up!!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A young couple (Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton) find themselves in the seemingly abandoned town of Gatlin, where a cult of children have killed all the adults and worship... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Bonesteel
Very good movie!!!! Not the best from the Stephen Kings movies, but nice and scary to watch!!!Published 1 month ago by Fluminense Rio
This is a scary movie. It arrived in good shape and It was the original scary movie./Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Awesome film, God I love the 80's, it doesn't get any better than this.Published 7 months ago by All Natural
My wife and i watched it for halloween a few times. Kind of corny, but fun to watch (sex after is a must)Published 7 months ago by James
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