Children of the Corn (1984)


Fritz Kiersch directs Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton and John Franklin in this Stephen King adaptation about a farming community taken over by murderous children. 

A creepy kick off and some fun initial moments with Linda Hamilton disappear in the rear view mirror pretty early. For over an hour the movie finds longer and more elaborately yawn worthy ways to kill time, cutting its short story source to shit. The underground monster finale kicks things up a notch but with a random, guessed-at logic that could easily have been set-up with a bit of bullshit exposition while the protagonists are endlessly wandering around a deserted town.



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