022: Children of the Corn (1984)

022: Children of the Corn (1984)

Show Notes

Episode Synopsis

The Hack or Slash team introduces new theme music this week and stifles laughter during a 1984 adaptation of a Stephen King short story, "The Children of the Corn". The group discusses the use of indirect gore, the impact of a powerful establishing scene, and discovers one panelist believes it's okay to dip steak in ketchup. This episode contains spoilers.

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Movie Details


Title: "Children of the Corn" (1984)

Dan's Synopsis: A kind group of churchgoing kids are interrupted by a narcissistic criminal and his girlfriend. His crimes know no bounds, from vehicular manslaughter, breaking and entering, insulting the elderly, and even assaulting children. One by one he strikes them down, and they flee into the fields for cover.

Run time: 1 hour 32 minutes

Release Date: March 9, 1984

Director: Fritz Kiersh

Body Count: 12

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Music Credits

"Hack or Slash" by Daniel Stapleton

"The Dread" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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