Scaretober-Movie Review: Children of the Corn

For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90′s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.
Today’s movie is Children of the Corn


The movie begins 3 years ago Gaitlin, Nebraska and is narrated in the beginning by a boy named Toby. Toby says that trouble came to Gaitlin one day in the form of Issac a preacher who is said to be able to speak directly with The one who walks behind the corn. Issac soon convinces Malachai and the older teenagers to do his bidding and kill the adults in the town. It is also on this day that Toby’s sister Sarah begins drawing pictures of the destruction that is happening all over Gaitlin and this continues as foreshadowing throughout the movie. Years past and flash forward to the present day where Burt  Stranton and his girlfriend are getting ready to drive through Nebraska on the way to his internship in Seattle. As Bruce and Vicky pass through the town they  hit a boy trying to run away and think that they killed him and in a heroic sense decide to report the crime is how they end up in Gaitlin. The ironic thing about Vicky and Bruce drive through Gaitlin is that they can’t find the town on the map. They stop at a gas station and the man there tells them to go to Hemmingsford which is 19 miles from where they are, but all the signs on the road lead them to Gaitlin. Once in Gaitlin they find the town completely deserted and they are being watched by a group of children. Burt convinces Vicky that they need to follow the children and they are led to an old house that appears to be empty aside from the children’s drawings. After a few minutes they discover Sarah coloring in one of the rooms. Burt decides to head back to the main part of town to try to get answers and only to get a strong sense that Vicky is in grave danger. When Burt returns to the house he discovers that Malachai and his gang have taken Vicky to Issac to be strung up as an offering to He who walks behind the corn. Burt is just about to run into the cornfield when he hears church bells ringing and heads there instead walking in on a religious ceremony for a child’s 19th birthday. Burt is then chased through the town by Malachai and his gang before he finds Toby and Toby takes him to his secret hideout that he shares with his sister Sarah. Issac and Malachai get into an argument and Malachai strings up Issac and uses Vicky as bait to get Burt to come out. Burt comes up with a plan to save Vicky and he walks in on Issac being taken by He who walks behind the Corn. Burt saves Vicky and tells her to go find Sarah and Toby in the barn while he gives the rest of the children a lecture about religions without love is a lie. He is then attacked by Malachai, who he fights off before Issac returns and kills Malachai. Burt  and Vicky think they are done for, but then Toby reminds him that one of the adults was trying to tell the Preacher to burn the field. Burt decides to burn the field with the help of Toby and as the field burns they see a demon coming out of the fire. After the field is burned Vicky finally manages to convince Burt to get out of Gaitlin and head to Hemmingsford they also take Toby and Sarah with them.

This movie was super scary for me because you can’t tell when the children are attacking people. You also never see He who walks behind the corn but you can see his tracks and the work he does. I dislike the fact that the at the end of the movie it just stops with Burt, Vicky, Toby, and Sarah walking to Hemmingsford. I did look up before i wrote this post for you that this is the first in a series of movies and perhaps I will review the rest of the movies during this month. I apologize for not having more posts up lately, but don’t worry I will definitely have 30 days of scary movies even though it will continue into November. I hope to see you tomorrow with another Scaretober post


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