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Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn Art



Burt and Vicky are traveling through Nebraska on their way to California on a vacation meant to save their failing marriage. After being involved in an accident in which they run over a young boy who ran into the road, they take the body to Gaitlin, a small isolated community nearby. The story centers on their encounters with the strange citizens of Gaitlin and the entity they call “He Who Walks Behind the Rows”.

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Unknown 1978


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He Who Walks Behind the Rows
Evil being that helps the corn grow when given sacrifices
?, David
Was the 'seer'.
?, Isaac
The current 'Seer' in Gatlin
Boardman, Craig
In Gatlin. See Malachi Boardman.
Boardman, Malachi
Name taken by Craig Boardman.
Clawson, Ruth
Taken name of Sandra Clawson.
Clawson, Sandra
In Gatlin. See Ruth Clawson
Deigan, Amos
Taken name of Richard Deigan.
Deigan, Richard
See Amos Deigan
Gilman, Clayton
Taken name of Job Gilman.
Gilman, Job
In Gatlin. See Clayton Gilman
Grace, ?
Two sisters who went to Revival meetings.
Greenlaw, Adam
The first male child born in Gatlin after the sacrifice.
Hollis, Edward
See Yemen Hollis
Hollis, Yemen
Taken name of Edward Hollis.
Hortense, Baby
8-year-old singer at revival meetings
Kennedy, John F.
President mentioned in passing.
Kirk, George
See Zepeniah Kirk
Kirk, Zepeniah
Taken name of George Kirk.
Owens, Buck
On the radio station listened to by Burt Robeson as they entered Gatlin
Renfrew, Isaac
Taken Name of William Renfrew.
Renfrew, William
See Isaac Renfrew
Richardson, Henry
In Gatlin. See Moses Richardson
Richardson, Moses
Taken name of Henry Richardson.
Robeson, Burt
Husband of Vicki.
Robeson, Mrs.
Mother of Burt.
Robeson, Vicky
Wife of Burt.
Stampnell, Rudy
10-year-old faith healer
Staunton, Norman
7-year-old revival preacher
Stigman, Donna
See Rachel Stigman
Stigman, Rachel
Taken name of Donna Stigman.
Taylor, Elizabeth
Mentioned on a sign in Gatlin as being in Cleopatra.
Tobin, Eve
First female child born after sacrifice.
Wells, Mary
Taken name of Roberta Wells.
Wells, Roberta
See Mary Wells
Wynette, Tammy
On the radio station listened to by Burt Robeson as they entered Gatlin
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