Director: Fritz Kiersch
Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, John Philbin
As physician Burt Stanton and his girlfriend, Vicky, drive across the Midwest to his new job, their trip comes to a sudden halt when they encounter the body of a murdered boy in the road. In trying to contact the authorities, Burt and Vicky wander into a small town populated only by children, followers of sinister young preacher Isaac Chroner. Soon the couple is fleeing the youthful fanatics, who want to sacrifice them to their demonic deity.
This is one of the best horror movies from the 80's. It is on most people's top 80's horror movie list. I've looked, or it should be. Anyway, I love this movie, because it was just so out there when it came out. It is not scary at all, but the idea of the movie is great. You have these kids that killed all of their parents and any other over the age of 18 that they see.
These kids started a cult, and they worship the blue man in the cornfield that is just the skeletal remains of a cop that that killed. There is also something that lives in the ground under the cornfield. These are some really messed up and twisted kids to just up and kill all of the adults. One of the kids told them to do it, so that where it all comes from. Because kids are so good and intelligent, and they make the best decisions. This movie is proof that kids are not responsible and they believe what other children tell them, whether it's true or not.
The cast was great for this movie. Peter Horton was that hot young sexy actor from the 80's that after this movie he was in a lot of TV shows. Linda Hamilton had not hit big yet, but it was this movie that help launch her career to be hired for T2. Courtney Gains will always be known for playing Malachai. He will never be able to live that role down. The rest of the cast was great as well.
This is not a scary movie or a blood and gore movie at all. It is just one of those movies that you could see really happening in a small isolated town in the middle of nowhere. It would just take some stupid kids to make it happen. Most kids do not like to stand alone, so there you go. Adults killed by their own children.
This is one of those movies that you would probably watch, if you ran by it on cable or something. It is a great cheesy horror movie. this is one that I think people should add to their private collection. It is well worth it. Enjoy.
Children of the Corn (1984) Trailer