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Movie Review--Children of the Corn

Discussion in 'Children of the Corn' started by Neil W, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Mel217

    Mel217 Well-Known Member

    I'll admit I've never seen this movie, as it came out when I was still pretty much an infant and it never really occurred to me to give it a watch. When I saw the Nostalgia Critic's review of it, I figured all potential scares would be ruined by remembering the talking Isaac doll, the spot-on (and very '90's) "Children of the Corn Flakes" cereal commercial, and Doug flailing around while screaming "NO! DON'T FILL ME WITH DIETERY FIBER!" xD

    With that said, I still get a creepy feeling in the summer when I drive down a quiet road that possesses no other traffic and corn fields on either side of my car :O
     
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  2. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I get the same whim-whams....
     
  3. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    This one's long overdue for a re-read on my part ...... or even watch the movie .. I seem to remember the first one not being quite so bad as to not be bearable to see just one more time after all this time ....
     
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  4. CYRUS

    CYRUS Well-Known Member

    The original story was terrific. The film and its sequels , forgettable.
     
  5. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

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    This was when I was in Pennsylvania a few summers ago. It was actually very peaceful but I did let my mind wander into the Night Shift territory.
     
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  6. Mel217

    Mel217 Well-Known Member

    A few summers ago a friend and I were driving in a very remote area and got lost. We kept creeping down these little one lane back roads surrounded by corn. My friend pulled up a map on her phone and insisted we turn one way and I was sure we were to turn the other, and we got to yammering about it for a minute until she drew her face in all pinched-like and said "question not my judgment, Malachi."

    Still makes me laugh.
     
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  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    :lol:
     
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  8. Holly Gibney

    Holly Gibney Well-Known Member

    Oh, I've got a confession to make... Twenty years ago, when the world was young and everything seemed possible, I watched The Shining for the first time with a friend. This girl was nearly six feet tall and a keen kickboxer - very tough and not the type to be spooked or intimidated, in other words - but The Shining REALLY scared her. She actually had to hide her face at times, it was disturbing her so badly. I, of course, guffawed my way through it. :)

    Anyway, we were sleeping in her room that night (her parents were away and we had the house to ourselves). In the middle of the night, I could tell that she was awake, and I started chanting, "Red rum, red rum, red rum," in Danny's voice. She... really wasn't happy about it. :very_confused:

    Looking back, I'm lucky she didn't give me a crash course in kickboxing...

    It was twenty years ago, and I do feel bad about it! :)
     
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  9. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  10. Mel217

    Mel217 Well-Known Member

    I don't mean to laugh at the expense of your friend but holy cow...:lol:
     
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  11. Mel217

    Mel217 Well-Known Member

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  12. Holly Gibney

    Holly Gibney Well-Known Member

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  13. Mel217

    Mel217 Well-Known Member

    We're trying to figure out a subtle way to work this into our business. I wish I were joking.
    Oh who am I kidding, I'm stoked!
     
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  14. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    I'll watch 'Children of the Corn' tonight.
     
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  15. Zone D Dad

    Zone D Dad Well-Known Member

    Gotta agree with Cyrus here. When I was an wee adolescent, my older brother and his girlfriend took me to the theater. We were trying to decide which movie to see and I chose Children of the Corn, naturally. After it was over, I realized that I should've picked Splash.
     
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  16. Mel217

    Mel217 Well-Known Member

    D'aww I loved Splash, too, especially when John Candy rams his sports car into a crate of cherries then yells "WHO PUT THIS GD FRUIT HERE?"
     
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  17. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  18. Mel217

    Mel217 Well-Known Member

    It's Uncle Buck, Polka King of the Midwest!!!!!
    ....I see I have my 90's John Candy movies mixed up again.

    I remember when I learned Mr. Candy had died. What a sad day that was :(
     
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