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Children of the Corn
Children of the Corn | Stephen King
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A Vintage Shorts Short Story Month Selection Driving through the cornfields in rural Nebraska, Burt and Vicky run over a young boyonly to discover that they may not be responsible for his death. Out in the corn, something is watching them, and help is nowhere to be found. From the unrivaled master of horror and the supernatural, Stephen King. Children of the Corn, first collected in the extraordinary collection Night Shift in 1973 and then adapted into a horror film franchise of the same name, is a terrifying and unforgettable classic of the genre. An eBook short.
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intothehallofbooks
Children of the Corn | Stephen King
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My Dad always told me this was the Stephen King story that scared him the most. So I was almost disappointed when the beginning started out slow-ish. Then the actual Children of the Corn entered the story and I was completely creeped out. Evil children and extreme religions can be terrifying and both are in this story!! I imagine the movie would scare me to pieces.

I‘m almost finished with Night Shift! #readingStephenKing

TheNeverendingTBR Favourite one so far? 8mo
intothehallofbooks @TheNeverendingTBR It‘s tough to pick just one, so many great ones. I think my favorite so far is The Mangler, about the possessed ironing and folding machine. It‘s so weird and perfectly gross and creepy. I‘ve only got four stories left!! I‘m hoping to finish today🤞🏻 8mo
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Sleepswithbooks
Children of the Corn | Stephen King
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TheRiehlDeal
Children of the Corn | Stephen King
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Day 23: The Wicker Man

#horrorseason
@Klou

TheBookHippie We use to watch this movie and then run through the corn fields 😳 teenagers are fun🤣 13mo
Klou This is Stephen King?! I've heard of the movie, didn't know it was King. 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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In this short story, an unhappy couple was going to California for a vacation when driving through some rural place, they came across a town which seems like a #ghosttown , deserted and where many things about the town are out of date, such as gas prices and calendars, which have not been updated since 1964! Have you read it? Or seen the movie or tv series?
#MOvember

aprilpohren I've seen the movie, but not read the actual book. 2y
Texreader Yes to both but many many years ago. I barely remember it except the crux of the story. 2y
Cinfhen Yes to the movie but I was a child myself 😂😂 2y
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eri.reads
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This gave me a laugh!! 🤣🤣

#Scarathlon #TeamStoker +1
@TheReadingMermaid

(Pts total=+1+6 from comments+84=91)

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
Caroline2 😆 2y
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kamoorephoto
Children of the Corn | Stephen King
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I hadn‘t seen Children of the Corn in AGES, I barely remembered it (well, aside from the creepy kids), and while I‘ve seen all the original Elm Street movies multiple times, especially the first couple, I thought why not give the 2010 version a go.
It‘s just the same without the original cast though!

Some great effects and cinematic work in it - if you can appreciate it for that stuff 🔪

#TeamSlaughter +3
@Clwojick

Clwojick Freddy was always my favourite, as a child. We used to watch the Elm street movies every weekend and sing the song when skipping. When I think about it now... we were a little demonic 😈😂 2y
kamoorephoto Well, the song is pretty catchy...!! 😹 2y
kamoorephoto @Clwojick Wait, is it 2 points for the movies, and 1 point for the post? 2y
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Clwojick One point per movie, one for the post. 3 total. I‘ve got it marked down 😉 2y
Reggie One of the sequels has the Arquette sibling who later becomes a woman. She passed away a couple of years ago unfortunately. I liked part 1 though. 2y
kamoorephoto @Reggie Are you thinking of Alexis Arquette? It was Patricia Arquette who was in Part 3 (Dream Warriors); I only know that for sure because that‘s my favorite Elm Street movie. Alexis was in a bunch of horror movies though, including Bride of Chucky, but my favorite still has to be when she was in The Wedding Singer...😹 2y
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Kappadeemom
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Okay, so this came out in 1984 when I was in high school and I thought it was so creepy. It‘s totally stupid, amIright? #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick
Watched this tonight for my points!

Clwojick I haven‘t seen this in forever! But movies have a way of doing that. I used to be so freaked out by Jeepers Creepers, but I‘m sure I‘d just roll my eyes at it now. 2y
Kappadeemom And I completely didn‘t realize that Linda Hamilton is in this movie. I guess she was a “unknown” back then 🤷‍♀️ 2y
Bookwormjillk Yes, this movie kept me up for days when I first saw it! 2y
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tournevis
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DS9 5.5 #TheAssignment Because we need to beat on O'Brien a little more. And Keiko too in this case. Man, these too have a marriage made of steel! Pah-Wraith shenanigans and Rom being Rom. I love Rom. I liked the episode, but threats made to children is a trigger, so I fastforward that part.

Tagging one of the ur-bodysnatching stories out there. #startreksummerjune

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Children of the Corn | Stephen King
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Nothing book related, but I thought I‘d share this with @BarbaraTheBibliophage and @Gezemice we were teasing each other about how far out we live.

The is the actual picture out my front door, corn fields! 😂 Although this road is very busy at times, we‘ve actually talked about moving somewhere quieter. 🤪

BarbaraTheBibliophage Proof! My corn fields are a few blocks further away than yours. I‘ll have to walk up and take a pic sometime. 🌽 3y
saresmoore Wow! 3y
Gezemice Wow! Really in the middle of corn fields! Mine are about 3-4 blocks away... you win! 😊 3y
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TheBookHippie
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#TUESDAYTIDBITS @JenlovesJT47
1. Thriller
2. 🍏🍎
3. Witches
4. Neither :but back in the day we'd watch Children of the Corn and then run threw the corn fields scaring the crap out of ourselves
5. Neither

Anyone you're tagged

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 3y
QuietlyLaura 😂 at number 4! 3y
robinb Number 4 🤣🤣🤣 Y‘all were brave...wow. 3y
TheBookHippie @robinb @QuietlyLaura Ha. Ohhh I still am creeped out by the movie and the book!!! What were we thinking 🤣🤣🤣ahhhh 13 🙄 3y
robinb @TheBookHippie 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
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TheNextBook
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Drove through these cornfields by myself for the first time while heading back to my in-laws last night. I got to right to the middle and of course, this short story hopped into my head. I damn near froze. 😳 I‘ve read the story and the movie. The story was fucking terrifying and if you remember how it started you‘ll know exactly why I wanted to freak out!

RavenLovelyReads Yikes!! It‘s a beautiful sight, albeit creepy! 3y
TheNextBook @RavenLovelyReads I was freaking out! It only lasted a few seconds but I was about to go into a panic! While driving because I couldn‘t get the moment out of my head 3y
RavenLovelyReads 😂😂glad you survived! Don‘t drive back at night! 😉 3y
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Blueberry
Children of the Corn | Stephen King
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MommyOfTwo 🤣 4y
julesG 😂😂 4y
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amywithbooks
Children of the Corn | Stephen King
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GarthRanzz Love it! 4y
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AndreaReads
Children of the Corn | Stephen King
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C is for Children of the Corn

I know this is kind of an obvious choice, but it was one of the first things I thought of for the letter C. This was the first horror movie I remember seeing, and it scared the living daylights out of me and my friends. We would creep each other out anytime we would walk outside at night. I think it‘s time for a rewatch (and maybe an actual read of the story). #KingAtoZ

GarthRanzz The short story is good. And the first movie isn‘t too bad, as King adaptions go. And great choice! 😊 Not as obvious as you think. C was really good for spreading around various King works. 4y
Bookladylinda I chose this one too, it was a scary movie for sure!!! 4y
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Bookladylinda
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C is for Children of the Corn

Found the movie poster of the original movie for Children of the Corn from 1984. I read the book and saw the movie and I remember being scared to death.

#KingAtoZ
@GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz Love this one! And I just saw yet another movie was released recently. I don‘t think I ever saw more than the first one. 4y
Bookladylinda @GarthRanzz I haven‘t seen the new one either, maybe I will Someday. 4y
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Andrew65
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Only a short story by Stephen King but it fits #emojinov perfectly. #🌽 #corn I'd not heard of this one but got a 3.87 rating on Goodreads and can be found in Nightshift.

Booknerd2 Have you seen the movie? Terrifying!!! 4y
Andrew65 No, I didn't even know there was a movie. 4y
Ms_T I watched the film years ago as a child and it scared me to death! Not sure it would compare to today‘s CGI blockbusters but it was terrifying at the time. 4y
Bklover This was a creeeeepy movie. Book‘s good too! 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
Children of the Corn | Stephen King
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The main character in this book hid in a #🌽 field when he was hunted and pursued.
#emojinov #nov📚📷

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EricaCurtis11
Children of the Corn | Stephen King
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Technically a short story originally published in Penthouse, this is the Stephen King story that still makes me uneasy. I also found a French movie poster for the movie calling the story Horror Kid!?! #scaredyou #stephenking17

Zelma Yup, this one is terrifying! 😱🌽 (edited) 5y
LindsayReads Whoa! I totally missed that Children of the Corn is by Stephen King! 5y
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Well-ReadNeck
Children of the Corn | Stephen King
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#AllHallowsRead My first scary read was likely Stephen King. This short story scared my pants off! 👻👖

Frecks-Booklover4life Omg I had no idea that Children of the corn was a Stephen King story! 😱 5y
Redwritinghood I didn't read the this book, but the movie gave me nightmares. 5y
MidnightBookGirl Mine was Firestarter! 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Exxxxcellent choice! 5y
Bookgirl One of my all time fav short stories! 5y
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Betty
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King can have as much horror in his #shortstories as in his 800+ page books. #booktober #scaretober

Suzze I love everything King writes, but his short stories are just soooo good! 5y
Eugeniavb One of his best! 5y
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