Creepy kids have been a staple of the horror genre for a long time. One of the most frightening on screen occurrences of killer youngsters came back in 1984, though, when Children of the Corn stalked into theaters. The eerie film likely had many parents walking on eggshells around their sons and daughters for weeks.
Now, the legendary Stephen King creation is about to be rebooted for a whole new generation of fans. And as if that prospect wasn’t scary enough already, we know for sure that the flick will be a frightening watch, as it’s been officially rated R due to “violence and bloody images.” Yikes.
This means that the movie won’t be for the faint of heart, as those in charge definitely aren’t going to hold back on the scares. With any luck, then, it’ll deliver enough thrills and chills to launch it into the conversation as one of the top King adaptations of all-time.
Details on the plot are still scarce, but we do know that the project will have almost nothing to do with the mid-eighties original. Instead, the storyline will focus on an all-new cast of characters trying to escape the cult of murderous preteens.
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The short story of the same name follows an innocent couple who inadvertently wander into a ghost town in Nebraska. They soon find out that the area is occupied by only kids, though it’s clear from the get-go that these aren’t your every day juveniles. Instead, this community of eponymous weirdos all pray to a demonic force that lives deep in the cornfields and predictably, things for the couple just go downhill from there.
Tell us, though, are you excited to see the Children of the Corn reboot when it drops in 2021, or is this a feature you’re intent on skipping? Sound off in the comments section below and let us know what you think!