Stephen King’s Children of the Corn (1984)
Duration: 92 min
Every horror movie list needs a few classics listed on it. Especially a Stephen King classic! One classic that I picked this year is the original Children of the Corn. In case you aren’t aware this was originally a short story published in 1977. I highly doubt that Stephen King would have thought that there would be 8 movies, and possibly a 9th in 2017.
This movie takes place in Nebraska, and yes, if you have seen this movie before, or watch it, Nebraska has that many corn fields! All the corn fields! You will never drive through Nebraska or Kansas and see them the same after watching this movie.
This movie is a product of the 80’s and older than I am! Keep that in mind as you watch this classic. If you like horror movies for the gore than this movie makes you appreciate the level of make up and special effects we have achieved in the past 30 years. A lot of the gore is left to the viewers imagination as with many older horror movies. Which is not a bad thing. Not all of it is though, and you can tell that it is fake.
The music in this movie was prefect creepy. Something about children’s choirs that can be heavenly or hellish. Maybe that is just me. I think it was a prefect level of creepy. Plus this movie may make you question children’s drawings for the rest of your life. Speaking of children, as you can assume by the title there are kids in this movie. And they are kid actors. Don’t expect much from that movie in regards to that. The main evil kid did a great job though. Super creepy! Religious zealot kind of creepy!
IMDB: 5.6 out of 10 at time of review.
Amazon: 3.8 out of 5 at time of review. Available for purchase or rental via streaming
Netflix: Available at time of review
Mala’s Review: 4 out of 5
Last year I did watch two of the other movies but didn’t get to write up a review like this. Check out the rating on these movies as well as others from my 31 days of horror 2015. Oh, and you can check out more of this years list here!