CHILDREN OF THE CORN REVIEWED
“Children of the Corn” was one of the first Stephen King short stories to get stretched to feature length. If you ignore the terrible sequels that followed, the first film really stands up. Playing up on issues of religion, children left out of control and yuppie couples’ fear of starting a family; the film is unique. What King adaptation has really blown up the horror aspects of having children? Not many, unless you count the menstrual issues in Carrie.
What makes this set so special to me is the focus on the early short film adaptations and the cut material. I heard a ton about the Blue Man scene, but it’s great to hear actual actors talking about the scene. Plus, the sheer volume of interviews and the documentary finally give an underrated film its due. Arrow continues to shine on these discs that used to keep me buzzing around Anchor Bay for my Horror DVD fix.
Hopefully, a new generation of horror fans will discover the movie now. If they don’t, then oh well. Damn kids only like Saw and Annabelle now.
- 1983 short film adaptation
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 10/3/17
- Video - 95%95%
- Audio - 96%96%
- Supplemental Material - 95%95%
- Film Score - 94%94%
The Plot Thus Far
HE WHO WALKS BEHIND THE ROWS
From the mind of celebrated horror author Stephen King, the man behind such classic terror tales as The Shining, Carrie and It, comes one of his most chilling offerings yet Children of the Corn.
A young couple on a road trip find themselves lost in the backroads of rural Nebraska, eventually winding up in the seemingly abandoned town of Gatlin. But the town is far from empty as the pair soon discover, it s inhabited by a twisted cult of murderous children thirsty for another blood sacrifice…
Adapted from King s eponymous short story first published in 1977 and starring Linda Hamilton (The Terminator) and Peter Horton (thirtysomething), Children of the Corn has gone on to spawn one of the most enduring horror franchises of all time.