Children of the Corn
Released in 1984, and adapted from a popular Stephen King short story, the original Children of the Corn became one of the most successful of the author's page-to-screen adaptations. Starring a pre-Terminator Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton (TV's Thirtysomething) as a travelling couple who unwittingly become trapped in the fictional town of Gatlin, Nebraska, and find themselves stalked by a creepy clan of young cultists. No adult is allowed to survive in Gatlin or else, their prophecy predicts, the harvest will collapse. Co-starring popular genre face Courtney Gains (The 'Burbs) and given a malevolent mid-western touch by director Fritz Kiersch (Tuff Turf), Children of the Corn remains one of the most spine-tingling terror titles of the 1980s.
Starring Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R. G. Armstrong
Director Fritz Kiersch