Stephen King's Children of the Corn
A young couple stranded in a rural town falls into the sinister hands of a mysterious group of children who murder all of the town's adults at the command of their leader, known only as "He Who Walks Behind the Rows."
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- Fritz Kiersch
- DVD, Blu-ray and streaming
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby True HDOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; commentary with director Fritz Kiersch, producer Terrence Kriby and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains; Fast Film Facts; additional featurettes: "Welcome to Gatlin: The Sights & Sounds of 'Children of the Corn'"; "It Was the Eighties!"; "Stephen King on a Shoestring"; "Harvesting Horror: 'Children of the Corn'"; trailer; photo gallery.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film is filled with bloody violence, including a wholesale massacre of adults by their own children. The portrayal of a community run by kids who have killed all the parents isn't remotely pleasant or idealized, but it's still disturbing.
- Sexual Content
- A radio preacher says "fornicator" (without defining it), and that's about all.
- Abundant throat-slashings, stabbings, beatings, climactic explosions. A juvenile is struck by a car. A dog is killed (offscreen), and another character's hand forced is toward a deli meat slicer (though we don't get to see the results). A willing human sacrifice cuts himself in ritual bloodletting.
- Christ's name in vain (ironically).
- Social Behavior
- A couple of stalwart, happily married (but reckless driving) grownups are in the lead roles, surrounded by mostly fanatical and violent kids, who are more interesting characters, alas. Two of the smallest children are friendly and helpful. The hero, an emergency-room doctor, has no problem abandoning an unconscious marauder at the end.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it