Best Stephen King Horror Movies
The 10 Scariest Stephen King Movies Ever, Ranked
"Children of the Corn" (1984)
The overwhelming amount of subpar sequels has diluted "Children of the Corn"'s legacy a bit, but the original still holds up thanks to the creepiness of the premise. In truth, the movie starts of as standard horror fare: a young couple gets stranded in a seemingly abandoned small town, but having the town be run by homicidal children is great twist. The zealotry on display from Malachai and Isaac, the child leaders of a cult that worships a deity known as He Who Walks Behind the Rows, is enough to make even the most seasoned horror fan squirm. It's a credit to the young actors that they could so convincingly play a level of obsessive devotion and creepiness that they would make viewers think twice about entering cornfields for decades to come.