Children of the Corn
release year:1984 genre:horror viewing setting:can't recall what I expected:can't recall what I got:a genuinely creepy movie
synopsis:Somewhere in the depths of Nebraska, a young couple have car trouble of the worst kind, as they end up in a small farming town whose mysteries soon turn deadly.
impressions:There's something creepy about small ones (kids, babies, dolls, whatever) being homicidal. I can't quite place my finger on it, but it's true. This movie, which dealt with a whole town of fanatical children murdering their parents and building their own community, is also creepy. And then there's the monster within the cornfields, which was also creepy.
acting:Passable by the adults (one of whom is a pre-Terminator Linda Hamilton) and in a few cases, excellent by the kids. I really believed that some of these children were evil!
final word:Entertaining, though corny.
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