When you think of Stephen King films one that will probably come to your mind first is Children of the Corn. It’s freaking scary, believable characters, and lots of damn spooky children. Even the bad guy has a super cool title that instills mystery and terror. “He Who Walks Behind the Rows” entices the children of Gatlin, Nebraska to murder their parents and all of the adults in town. Perfect place for your car to break down right?!
Children of the Corn is based on a short story of the same name by Stephen King. The film was directed by Fritz Kiersch. The film was headlined by Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton.
Stephen King actually wrote the original screenplay that focused more on Burt (Peter Horton) and Vicky (Linda Hamilton) and would go back and discuss the history of what happened in Gatlin. However, George Goldsmith would showcase more violence and screaming and would ultimately be the screenplay the studio would go with.
The film was actually shot in Whiting, IA and in California. Several other sequels were created but are no where near as good as the orgianal.
So walk to your couch and enjoy Children of the Corn!