I've seen more than a few negative things said about this movie- mostly having to do with the word "terrible" and what not. And after watching it the whole way through I have to wonder- what do you mean it's terrible!? I love this movie. How can you not be completely creeped out by children- killing their parents and every adult in town, and then dressing like Amish people and worshipping corn?? Isaac alone is the most terrifying thing that ever happened to scary children movies- although an IMDB trivia search will tell you that the actor has one of those hormone deficienty diseases and was 25 at the time of filming- plus he also played Itt in the Addams Family movies.
Still, I think the fact that Isaac is actually an adult makes things even creepier. But what I really want to know is what was Isaac's life like before the massive uproar- and corn worshipping. Was he always a super creep? And if so- why didn't his parents kill him first? If my kid was wearing a hat like that around the house, he'd be out of there in a second.
What really makes this movie terrifying is how it blends creepy children AND intense religious folk. Creepy children who put religion above everything else- jeez louise. Although I must point out how silly it is that only 2 of the children would be more into listening to music and playing Monopoly than worshipping corn. Those are some boring kids. Anyways the creepiest parts are by far- the way that the children talk to each other. It's old world with a little Yoda mixed in and its possibly the creepiest thing in the world. The ritual of Amos's birthday and the cutting of the pentagram into his flesh and then the drinking of his blood? What the heck. Why is a pentagram even being used in a religion having to do with "the lord" and some crazy corn monster? Just seeing how excited Amos is to be taken by "he who walks behind the rows" is enough to turn your stomach quite sour. Plus I really really hate the girl in the dress.
So anyways, people who are a little too enthusiastic about religion have always scared me- and to add that to my fear of creepy children? Forget it. Whoever doesn't feel instantly creeped out by this movie and it's "children music" has something seriously wrong with them. The opening scene alone is enough to make you shudder. Plus looking at all those drawings??
What a bunch of creepers. Children of the Corn is perhaps a scary child movie that many seem to overlook. I'm not sure why because these children are terrifying. Sure they might be powerless once their leader is taken away from them- but good God. The minds of children are impressionable and easily molded- probably why Isaac chooses to use them I'm guessing. So you can only imagine how difficult it is to sway them from believing in what they do.
Although....since we find out that "he who walks behind the rows" actually exists- I suppose that makes things even harder. While I'm on the topic- what the hell is that? It looks like a thing from Tremors. Personally I kind of wish "he who walks behind the rows" didn't actually exist- and then Isaac would look even more like a psychopath. If he does exist- then I'm pretty sure I might be right there worshipping him with those children. Why jeopardize your life when a corn monster is involved?
In any case, I hope that I'm not alone in thinking that Children of the Corn is insanely creepy and unsettling. Maybe it's a guilty pleasure or maybe it just really is a good and creepy movie. Who knows.
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