children of the corn cover art

Director: Fritz Kiersch

Writers: Stephen King, George Goldsmith

Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong

Children of the Corn (1984) – IMDb

Not to be confused with the SyFy remake – this movie is based on a short story written by none other than Stephen King who has brought us a number of amazing books and movies. Thankfully, I’ve never read the short story, or I’d probably find the movie slightly less than inspiring, but it is a great form of birth control, and possibly a good reason to stay out of the tiny towns of the mid-west.

For the age of the movie, it’s still pretty solid. It’s what can only be considered a “basic classic” in that it’s not particularly extreme in any way, but at the same time it has a strong spine of suspense. Over all it matches the usual quality of Steven King movies.

Considering the number of times I’ve watched this movie just to watch it, and have enjoyed doing so this one gets an easy three bloody kitties.

three bloody kitten rating