Narrator Job (Robby Kiger) relates the tale of Gatlin, NE, where one day the children, led by a boy preacher named Isaac (John Franklin), rose up and slaughtered all the grown-ups. A few years later, Job and his sister, Sarah (Ammemarie McEvoy), help their friend, Joseph (Jonas Marlowe), try to escape through the cornfields of Gatlin. Meanwhile, Burt Stanton (Peter Horton), a commitment-phobic young doctor, and Vicky Baxter (Linda Hamilton), his frustrated girlfriend, travel through the cornfield-lined roads of Nebraska on their way to Burt's new internship in Omaha. Their car hits Joseph, who appears out of nowhere, but upon examining him, Burt realizes the child's throat was slit before he ever wandered out from the corn. Attempting to locate help, Burt and Vicky turn to gas-station owner Diehl (R.G. Armstrong), who urges the couple to go anywhere but nearby Gatlin to report the murder. Several contradictory street signs later, they arrive in Gatlin anyway, and, befriending Sarah and Joseph, attempt to uncover the mystery behind Isaac's cult and its mysterious deity, known only as He Who Walks Behind the Rows. Stephen King cash-ins flooded the market between the successes of Brian DePalma's Carrie (1976) and Rob Reiner's Misery (1990), many of them, like Children of the Corn, based only loosely on the author's fiction. The original short story appeared in the collection Night Shift.~Brian J. Dillard
Peter HortonDr. Burt Stanton
Linda HamiltonVicky Baxter
Mitch CarterRadio Preacher
D.G. JohnsonMr. Hansen
Patrick BoylanHansen's Customer
Elmer SoderstromHansen's Customer
Teresa ToigoHansen's Customer
Donald P. BorchersProducer
Stephen KingBook Author
Jonathan EliasComposer (Music Score)
Craig StearnsProduction Designer
Craig StearnsArt Director
Mark LipsonAssociate Producer
Charles WeberExecutive Producer
Earl A. GlickExecutive Producer
Barbara ScottCostume Designer
Max W. AndersonSpecial Effects
Bruce Paul BarbourStunts
Children of the Corn
Year of Release
SteelBook, Blu-ray/DVD, 2 Discs
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
Children of the Corn [SteelBook] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] 
I’m a little bit disappointed in this 4k version. Thought it would be crystal clear, but many scenes infested with grain, and I’m not talking about corn. I get it’s an old movie, but it’s a classic that should of been super on 4k. There are a few scenes that look great but not enough. If you have the Blu Ray version, don’t upgrade to the 4k version.
The 4k video quality is 8/10. The best this has ever looked.
The audio is mediocre. Just nothing special.
The story is a bit slow at first but then provides a steady diet of chills, suspense etc.
Linda Hamilton is in one of her first roles and is quite good, adding a nice human element to the story.