A young couple wander into a mid-western town where all the adults are apparently dead and the children participate in a cult that worships a malevolent force in the corn fields. Based on a Stephen King novella.
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Really hokey but still kind of entertaining loose adaptation of Stephen King's classic horror story. The performances by the young actors are lackluster, and it gets repetitive with far too many scenes of Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton wandering down abandoned small town streets, but there are plenty of memorable cheesy moments, even if it doesn't come close to what it could have been.
I remembered this as one of those good horror films followed by lots of bad sequels. Turns out it actually falls into the category of bad horror films followed by lots of bad sequels. At least it has some strange-small-town storytelling I like and combined with some 80s nostalgia I did enjoy rewatching it. But it can't be ignored that the story is bad, the pacing drags and the cult scenes and the end are just silly.
Uneven but enjoyable 80´s B-horror movie. The story might be kinda silly and weird and does not make a whole lot of sense really, but if you suspense your disbelief you´ll be alright. Horton and Hamilton are great as the main characters and the kids are suitably creepy. The score is very good and the look and feel is suitably grimy and kinda raw which is a good thing.