10 Worst Movies Of 2023 (So Far)

3. Children Of The Corn

Winnie The Pooh
RLJE Films

It's never a good sign when a film sits on the shelf for almost three years after it was shot, and that's doubly true when we're talking about a second remake of Stephen King's Children of the Corn.

Nobody was asking for this, but writer-director Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium, Ultraviolet) made it anyway, and the results are predictably shambolic.

Despite a borderline-heroic effort from lead actress Elena Kampouris - who mercifully escapes with her dignity in tact here - this new King adaptation is an atmosphere-devoid "horror" that also categorically fails in its attempt to update the story for current times.

Both the serious-minded social commentary, riffing on subjects like genetically modified crops and police brutality, and its attempts to cash-in on horror's current fascination with trauma fall woefully flat, especially given the abject silliness of the whole conceit.

That it concludes with an hilariously awful CGI rendition of the entity known as "He Who Walks Behind the Rows" is just the sour icing on this wholly inedible cake.


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