The Best of Terror 2016: Top 300 Anthology, Public Domain & Franchise Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 33% of 900 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

Children of the Corn

A cult composed of children takes its revenge on a couple that hit one of their own with their car.
United States
2009
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Demon Film
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
Catastrophes: 
Explosion
Fire
Dimensional: 
God
Hellish
Spirit
Unknown
Plant: 
Crop
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Telekinetic
Telepathist
5.04
An unexpected rebirth!
6
5.04
6
6
2
3
3
Pace
Dialogue
Plot
The story has been told 7 times on film so far. This made-for-television re-imagining goes back to the original material and the initial gimmick, but imposes its personal fiber. The main innovation happens between the two protagonists; a couple, man and woman, aggressive toward each other to the point of violence; incidentally more fleshed out and nuanced than the leads in the first film.
The first half acts like road horror; the second like an apocalyptic hillbilly thriller with hints of supernatural occurrences sprinkled across. Stephen King wrote the teleplay, so the surprises are in the details. Although the dialogue is rigid, and despite the issues of unnatural character behaviors, the script goes out of its ways to avoid clichéd reactions to danger from the protagonists.
The kids have a weird relationship towards each other. They have been considered "possessed", "hypnotized", "brainwashed" or "undead", depending on the sequel, but here they look and feel human. They speak religious gibberish that is painful to sit through, especially during the second act. This one's a little more conservative and chatty but has interesting visuals and strong scenes of suspense.
Alternate Titles: 
Children of the Corn Remake
Stephen King's Children of the Corn
Children of the Corn VIII
Children of the Corn 8
Children of the Corn Part VIII
Children of the Corn Part 8
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