Based on Stephen King’s book. A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive.
Though real corn was used for most of filming, polyurethane corn had to be used for the more difficult action sequences.
The tagline “And a child shall lead them” comes from Isaiah 11:6 in the Old Testament, which reads, “And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.”
Released on 1984
Directed by: Fritz Kiersch
Starring: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton and R.G. Armstrong