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Though failing to conjure up many thrills and scares, Children of the Corn remains an entertaining excursion into 1980’s horror. The darkness that King seems to frequently see in the simple, innocent, and quiet life of small towns is in full parade here, though here at the hands of children murderously run amuck. The touch of King is diluted by a less than thrilling screenplay and average-at-best direction, but even still – there is something for horror fans to dig into with Children of the Corn – even with the dodgy (but admirable for the budget) special effects on display in the finale.



Children of the Corn (1984)



Released: 09 Mar 1984
Rated: R
Runtime: 92 min




Director: Fritz Kiersch
Genre: Horror, Thriller



Cast: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin
Writer(s): Stephen King (short story), George Goldsmith...

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