Movie Review--Children of the Corn

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Mel217

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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
 

GNTLGNT

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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
....I get the same whim-whams....
 

Ebdim9th

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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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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
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.
 

Mel217

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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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GNTLGNT

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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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Holly Gibney

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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.
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! :)
 

Mel217

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

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

Mel217

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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.
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?"
 

Steffen

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OUTLANDEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!

Sorry. Couldn't resist. This isn't one of the best, but I think it's very enjoyable and has a high re-watch factor.
 
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