A boy preacher named Isaac goes to Gatlin, Nebraska and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple on a road trip stop in Gatlin to report a murder and seek help, but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive.Written by
The director's initial cut was much longer than the version that eventually made it to theaters and video. Among the missing footage:
A longer prologue where several other adults are killed on-camera, most noticeably a police deputy at the local police station whose throat is slashed and then stabbed in the chest, and a farmer who is hacked to death outside his barn by a group of pick-ax wielding teen kids.
A scene between Sarah and Job's parents before the slaughter. They talk over the breakfast table about Sarah's drawings of the upcoming massacre and how they think something awful is about to happen.
A scene where Isaac prays to He Who Walks Behind The Rows only to receive a horrific vision of his impending fate.
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Children are scary
Children of the Corn is one of the classic horror movies. It's one of the first uses of children as stereotypically scary entities in a movie, a trend that has exploded in recent years (that awful Dakota Fanning movie, Silent Hill,The Ring, The Grudge, Gothika, and even in video games like F.E.A.R.). To answer the above poster's question, Fritz Kiersch is currently an artist-in-residence and professor of film studies at Oklahoma City University. I believe that he is the had of a new film studies program at the university which is just starting this year. While some scenes in this flick are laughable today, I remember seeing it as a young boy and being scared witless. It will always be one of the great horror flicks of all time, in my opinion.
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