Children of the Corn

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Children of the Corn (also known as Stephen King's Children of the Corn) is a 1984 American horror film based upon the 1977 short story of the same name by Stephen King. Directed by Fritz Kiersch, the film stars Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton. read more
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Children of the Corn (also known as Stephen King's Children of the Corn) is a 1984 American horror film based upon the 1977 short story of the same name by Stephen King. Directed by Fritz Kiersch, the film stars Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton. Set in the fictitious rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska, the film tells the story of a malevolent entity referred to as "He Who Walks Behind The Rows" which entices the children of the town to ritually murder all the adults in town and a couple driving across country, to ensure a successful corn harvest. King wrote the original draft of the screenplay, which focused more on the characters of Burt and Vicky and depicted more history on the uprising of the children in Gatlin. This script was disregarded in favor of George Goldsmith's screenplay, which featured more violence and a more conventional narrative structure. Filming took place mainly in Iowa, but also in California. Eight sequels have since been produced, and has since gained a cult following.

Original Release

03/09/1984

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Cast

Directors

Fritz Kiersch

Writers

Stephen King, George Goldsmith

Cast

Peter Horton Burt
Linda Hamilton Vicky
R.G. Armstrong Diehl
John Franklin Isaac
Courtney Gains Malachai
Anne Marie McEvoy Sarah (as AnneMarie McEvoy)
Dennis Carl Boy
Corey Frizzell Boy in front row of church scene
Robby Kiger Job
Julie Maddalena Rachel
Jonas Marlowe Joseph
John Philbin Amos
Dan Snook Boy
David Cowen Dad
Suzy Southam Mom
D.G. Johnson Mr. Hansen
Patrick Boylan Hansen's customer
Elmer Soderstrom Hansen's customer
Teresa Toigo Hansen's customer
Mitch Carter Radio preacher (voice)

Producers

Editors

Harry Keramidas

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