Children of the Corn (1984)

In their world adults are not allowed... to live.

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Podcast Release Date:
Aug 19, 2014

Children of the Corn Series Episode 1

Now Playing listeners, lend us your ear (of corn)!

More than 20 films have been adapted from short stories in Stephen King’s 1978 collection Night Shift, but almost half of those films are based on one tale: &Children of the Corn.& The story tells of a group of crazed religious children who sacrificed all the adults in service of their god–He Who Walks Behind the Rows. Now Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob start to harvest these films with a review of the 1984 original. Was this original film revolutionary, demanding 8 follow-up films? Listen and find out!

Watch our exclusive interviews with Courtney Gains John Franklin at the Now Playing YouTube Channel

Explicit: This is an uncensored podcast which may contain strong language and adult content that is not appropriate for all ages.

Arnie is also reviewing all the original King Night Shift short stories at the Books & Nachos podcast! Head there now to hear reviews including the original Children of the Corn short story that inspired this film!

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Movie Details

Series
Children of the Corn
Series
Stephen King
Original Title
Children of the Corn
Title
Children of the Corn
Director
Fritz Kiersch
Author
Producer
Donald P. Borchers, Terrence Kirby
Writer
Stephen King
Actors
Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R. G. Armstrong, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Anne Marie McEvoy, Robby Kiger, Julie Maddalena, Jonas Marlowe, John Philbin, Dan Snook, David Cowen, Suzy Southam, D.G. Johnson, Patrick Boylan, Elmer Soderstrom, Teresa Toigo, Mitch Carter
Runtime
1 h 33 min
Release Date
9 March 1984
Genres
Horror, Thriller
Overview
A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.

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