Children of the Corn (1984) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

It’s time for a new episode of the Best Horror Movie You Never Saw video series, and in this one we’re looking back at a movie that most horror fans have probably heard of before. But have you actually seen it? The movie is Children of the Corn (watch it HERE) – the 1984 Stephen King adaptation that kicked off a franchise that doesn’t have the greatest reputation. But if you’ve been avoiding the first Children of the Corn because you’ve heard negative things about the series, we’ve put together the video embedded above to tell you why you should give it a chance.

Directed by Fritz Kiersch from a screenplay by George Goldsmith (based on a King short story), Children of the Corn has the following synopsis:

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.

The film stars Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, R.G. Armstrong, Robby Kiger, Anne Marie McEvoy, Julie Maddalena, Jonas Harlowe, and John Philbin.

Our Best Horror Movie You Never Saw series is

dedicated to highlighting horror films that, for one reason or another, don’t get as much love as we think they should. We know plenty of you horror hounds out there will have seen many of the movies we pick, but there will be plenty of you who have not.

The Children of the Corn episode of Best Horror Movie You Never Saw was Written by Cody Hamman, Narrated by Shawn Knippelberg, Edited by Paul Bookstaber, Produced by John Fallon and Tyler Nichols, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Have you already seen Children of the Corn, and if so, are you a fan of the movie? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

A couple previous episodes of the Best Horror Movie You Never Saw series can be seen below. To see more, and to check out some of our other shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.