15. Children Of The Corn (1984)
In Gatlin, Nebraska there are no adults. All the kids have killed them because a freaky little kid called "He Who Walks Behind The Rows" told them to do this. It was carried out to ensure a successful harvest. Unfortunately a young couple arrive at the town and get mixed up with the creepy kiddies who are told to sacrifice them. There are also internal politics brewing between the children which lands poor old Gatlin in some hot water, or should I say burning rows of corn. The movie that spawned seven - count them - seven absolutely stupid and insipid sequels, Children of the Corn is unlikely to feature highly on any Stephen King's fan list. It is just not that good a film. the acting from the children is poor and the plot is uninvolving. Who cares about that stupid couple who get caught up in this nonsense? The film is a classic case of one that really terrified you as a kid (a la Poltergeist 3 in my case) but looks completely dumb now you are an adult. Hardcore King fans might find something of interest here but it is really a minor entry into his movie canon.