Field Of Screams
SFX|November 2020
Field Of Screams
A fresh take on Children Of The Corn will once again unleash adolescent-led retribution

FONDLY REMEMBERED BY MANY as a blood-curding shocker, the original 1984 big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s novella “Children Of The Corn” featured a memorably chilling opening, where children unleash a murderous kinder surprise upon unsuspecting adult customers in a café. Despite the remainder of the film largely leaving critics lukewarm, this anti-adult horror tale was financially successful enough to spawn a staggering, if increasingly dull, eight-sequel series (plus the obligatory remake).

Now a new film is on the way. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the previous entries though – they had little narrative continuity anyway.

“This adaptation runs from the wellspring, the river that Stephen King created with his original story. We ignored the prior movies entirely,” producer Lucas Foster tells Red Alert, regarding the recently wrapped, lockdown-defying reinterpretation, which was shot in New South Wales, Australia.

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November 2020