Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Castle Rock Companion - Children of the Corn part 1



Since the video was getting a bit long, I decided to split it into a two part series.  In this one I talk about the story, the short film Disciples of the Crow, and the 1984 film.

I'll be back next week with part 2.

4 comments:

  1. +JMJ+

    Hi, Angie! I haven't read the short story, but I had the chance to watch the movie again two nights ago, so I thought I'd finally watch this. =) And now I'm leaving a comment on Holy Innocents Day! How about that? LOL!

    I hadn't known about Disciples of the Crow, but now I'll try to watch it on YouTube, too.

    Job's narration was annoying to me, too. I was reminded of the older sister's narration in Silver Bullet: completely unnecessary, with the added flaw of jolting you out of the story. (Incidentally, I'd watch Children of the Corn and Silver Bullet as a double-feature.)

    Now something is wrong with my Internet connection, and the video stopped loading. =S I'll have to come back for the second part.

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  2. +JMJ+

    I've seen the rest of it now. =)

    I agree with many of your points, but I'm also very forgiving when it comes to cheese. ;-) It helps that I haven't read the original story, of course, but the main reason I kind of like the happy ending is that it was probably what let my family think it wad kid-friendly enough to let me watch this when I was Job and Sarah's age! =P I wonder whether a lot of fans can say something similar about watching this as children.

    You're right that it's really implausible, though, and after I finish suspending disbelief, the whole story feels kind of off. I don't buy that they'd spend so much time exploring, with only one superficial wound each at the end. There's an amusement park feel to their whole adventure, and no proper resolution at the end.

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    1. I think the first time I saw this film I was a teenager, but I could see how if you saw it a bit younger than that the cheese might not bother you so much. It's of course hard to remember exactly how I felt about it back then, but I think when I first saw it the fact that they changed the ending was the only part that truly bugged me. It's only as an adult that the bad acting and the absurdness of the "come live with us!" really set in. :)

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  3. I had the opportunity to see several King-based films in a movie theatre for the first time ever this October. In the case of two of them -- "Carrie" and "Christine" -- I found myself appreciating the movies in ways I never had before.

    In the case of the other -- "Children of the Corn" -- I can definitively say that seeing it on a big screen did not help at all!

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