Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn

Peter Horton
Director: Fritz Kiersch Cast: Peter Horton
Peter Horton
, Linda Hamilton
Linda Hamilton
, R.G. Armstrong
R.G. Armstrong
Fritz Kiersch

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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Narrator Job (Robby Kiger) relates the tale of Gatlin, NE, where one day the children, led by a boy preacher named Isaac (John Franklin), rose up and slaughtered all the grown-ups. A few years later, Job and his sister, Sarah (Ammemarie McEvoy), help their friend, Joseph (Jonas Marlowe), try to escape through the cornfields of Gatlin. Meanwhile, Burt Stanton (Peter Horton), a commitment-phobic young doctor, and Vicky Baxter (Linda Hamilton), his frustrated girlfriend, travel through the cornfield-lined roads of Nebraska on their way to Burt's new internship in Omaha. Their car hits Joseph, who appears out of nowhere, but upon examining him, Burt realizes the child's throat was slit before he ever wandered out from the corn. Attempting to locate help, Burt and Vicky turn to gas-station owner Diehl (R.G. Armstrong), who urges the couple to go anywhere but nearby Gatlin to report the murder. Several contradictory street signs later, they arrive in Gatlin anyway, and, befriending Sarah and Joseph, attempt to uncover the mystery behind Isaac's cult and its mysterious deity, known only as He Who Walks Behind the Rows. Stephen King cash-ins flooded the market between the successes of Brian DePalma's Carrie (1976) and Rob Reiner's Misery (1990), many of them, like Children of the Corn, based only loosely on the author's fiction. The original short story appeared in the collection Night Shift.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/2011
UPC: 0014381729726
Original Release: 1984
Rating: R
Source: Image Entertainment
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 93

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Horton Dr. Burt Stanton
Linda Hamilton Vicky Baxter
R.G. Armstrong Diehl
John Franklin Isaac
Courtney Gains Malachi
Robby Kiger Job
Annemarie McEvoy Sarah
Julie Maddalena Rachel
Jonas Marlowe Joseph
John Philbin Amos
Mitch Carter Radio Preacher
David Cowan Dad
Dan Snook Boy
Suzy Southam Mom

Technical Credits
Fritz Kiersch Director
Max W. Anderson Special Effects
Bruce Paul Barbour Stunts
Donald P. Borchers Producer
Jonathan Elias Score Composer
George Goldsmith Screenwriter
Harry Keramidas Editor
Stephen King Screenwriter,Source Author
Mark Lipson Associate Producer
Raoul Lomas Cinematographer
Cricket Rowland Set Decoration/Design
Barbara Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
Craig Stearns Art Director,Production Designer
Charles Weber Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Children of the Corn
1. Scene 1 [:14]
2. Scene 2 [6:22]
3. Scene 3 [8:05]
4. Scene 4 [7:30]
5. Scene 5 [6:10]
6. Scene 6 [7:04]
7. Scene 7 [6:48]
8. Scene 8 [8:25]
9. Scene 9 [5:34]
10. Scene 10 [4:36]
11. Scene 11 [12:22]
12. Scene 12 [15:38]

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