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Children of the Corn (1984)

A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.

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Robby Kiger ...
Job
Anne Marie McEvoy ...
Sarah (as AnneMarie McEvoy)
Julie Maddalena ...
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Dan Snook ...
Boy
David Cowen ...
Dad
Suzy Southam ...
Mom
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Storyline

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive. Written by Éamonn Green

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9 March 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Children of the Corn  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,600,000 (USA)
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(Ryder Sound Services)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1980 and on October 3, 1983. See more »

Goofs

As they're driving trying to find a town, the corn fields change for mid-summer green to October straw color ready to harvest. See more »

Quotes

Burt: Any religion without love and compassion is false! It's a lie!
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Why it's one of the most unique horror films
27 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's very easy to identify what about it made it unique. Unlike a lot of horror films, especially many of the modern slashers, Children of the Corn managed to be a terrifying tale without much gore. Instead, what makes the film great in my opinion is how disturbing it is. It portrays cult fanaticism and the power of ideas.


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