Starring: Elena Kampouris, Kate Moyer, Callan Mulvey, Bruce Spence
Release dates: March 17, 2023 (United States)
Running time: 93 minutes
Country: United States
Box office: $457,313
IMDb Rating: 3.6/10 (949)
Children of the Corn is a horror movie released in 2020, directed by Kurt Wimmer and based on the short story of the same name by Stephen King. The story revolves around a young couple, Burt and Vicky, who become stranded in a rural town in Nebraska, where the children have murdered all the adults in the town and established their own cult. As Burt and Vicky try to escape, they find themselves hunted by the cult and forced to confront the sinister forces at work in the town.
The movie explores themes of religious fanaticism, the corrupting influence of power, and the horrors that can arise from blind adherence to dogmatic beliefs. It features a talented cast, including Elena Kampouris as Vicky and Kate Moyer as the cult's leader, and employs effective use of atmospheric tension and jump scares to create a chilling viewing experience. Although it received mixed reviews from critics, "Children of the Corn" remains a must-watch for horror fans and fans of Stephen King's work in particular.