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Adapted from a popular Stephen King short story, The Children of the Corn film series began with Children of the Corn, released in 1984 by New World Pictures. Set in the fictitious rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska, the film tells the story of a malevolent entity referred to as "He Who Walks Behind the Rows" which entices the town's children to ritually murder all the town's adults. After the release of Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992) and the series' acquisition by Dimension Films, the subsequent installments were released directly to video, and bore little to no narrative continuity, beginning with Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995). In 2009, a television remake of the original film aired on the SyFy network, via Fox 21 Television. A sequel to Children of the Corn: Genesis and 10th overall, titled Children of the Corn: Runaway, was released on March 13, 2018.

  • Number of Movies: 11
  • Revenue: $35,549,975

Featured Cast

  1. John Franklin

    John Franklin

    Isaac Chroner

  2. Peter Horton

    Peter Horton

    Burton Stanton

  3. Billy Drago

    Billy Drago

    Preacher

  4. Terence Knox

    Terence Knox

    John Garrett

  5. Claudette Mink
  6. David Anders

    David Anders

    Burton Stanton

  7. Stacy Galina

    Allison

  8. Dano Cerny

    Dano Cerny

    Eli Porter

  9. Naomi Watts

    Naomi Watts

    Grace Rhodes

  10. Marci Miller
  11. Alexis Arquette
  12. Kelen Coleman
  13. Paul Scherrer

    Danny Garrett

  14. Kandyse McClure

    Kandyse McClure

    Vicki Stanton

Featured Crew

  1. Donald P. Borchers

    Writing, Directing

  2. Joel Soisson

    Joel Soisson

    Writing, Directing

  3. Ethan Wiley

    Directing, Writing

  4. Greg Spence

    Directing, Writing

  5. James D.R. Hickox

    James D.R. Hickox

    Directing

  6. Tim Sulka

    Writing

  7. John Franklin

    John Franklin

    Writing

  8. John Gulager

    Directing

  9. Stephen Berger

    Writing

  10. Fritz Kiersch

    Directing

Children of the Corn

March 9, 1984

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.

Arriving in Gatlin, Nebraska, a news-reporter and his son get wind of a story about the youth in the town murdering their parents finds that a series of brutal murders are revealed to be worshipers of the corn-stalks and try to stop them before they carry out their plans.

Two young Gatlin residents are orphaned after the younger brother kills their father. The terror of Gatlin goes urban when the two boys are placed in the custody of two foster parents in the city. The younger brother takes some corn seeds along for the road and plants them in the courtyard of an abandoned warehouse, bringing "He Who Walks Behind the Rows" to the city.

Grace Rhodes, who is studying to be a doctor, returns to her hometown as a strange illness is afflicting the local children. The symptoms include a high fever and spasms, but even weirder is what happens the next day: All those with the illness claim they are somebody else -- then they begin murdering the grown-ups. After her sister undergoes the same sinister metamorphosis, Grace comes to believe there is some connection to an evil cult figure who may be returning from the grave.

Six college students take a wrong turn and find themselves lost in a strangely deserted rural town... only to discover that this deceptively quiet place hides a murderous cult of children controlled by evil forces. Yet even as bodies begin cropping up all around them, the young friends decide to stay and rescue the children... or die trying.

A girl called Hannah goes back to her hometown (Gatlin) to find her mother but on the way she picks up a strange man who fore-shadows her life with a passage from the bible. When she gets there she wakes up Isaac from a coma he has been in for 19 years. Isaac is awake and wants to fulfil the final prophecy.

When a girl named Jamie repeatedly tries to contact her grandmother to no avail, she investigates by going to her apartment in Omaha Nebraska - only to find that it's been condemned and overtaken by possessed children. As she digs deeper, she discovers a dark secret about her grandmother and awakens a dark, demonic force that wants Jamie dead and will stop at nothing.

Children of the Corn

September 26, 2009

Set primarily in 1975 in the fictional town of Gatlin, Nebraska this remake of the 1984 original (based on Stephen King's 1977 short story) centers around traveling couple Burt and Vicky as they fight to survive a cult of murderous children who worship an entity known as He Who Walks Behind The Rows, which had years earlier manipulated the children into killing every adult in town.

Tim and Allie seek shelter in a remote desert compound after becoming lost and stranded. A strange Manson-like character, Preacher, reluctantly allows them inside with strict orders to be gone by morning and not wander "where you are not invited."

The plot of Children of the Corn: Runaway follows a young pregnant Ruth who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a child. She lands in the small Oklahoma town, but something is following her. Now, she must confront this evil or lose her child.

Children of the Corn

October 17, 2020

A psychopathic twelve-year-old girl in a small town in Nebraska recruits all the other children and goes on a bloody rampage, killing the corrupt adults and anyone else who opposes her. A bright high schooler who won’t go along with the plan, is the town’s only hope of survival.

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