Children of the Corn
From the unrivaled master of horror and the supernatural, Stephen King. “Children of the Corn,” first collected in the extraordinary collection Nig ...more
The creepy part for me was when main character Burt goes into the abandoned church. The imagery, the altered Bible verses from the Book of Job 38:1-4 to include the verbiage 'He Who Walks Behind The Rows', and the books titled:
'Thus, Let the Iniquitious Be Cut Down So That The Ground May Be Fertile Again, Saith The Lord God o ...more
Embarking on an extended road trip, Burt and Vicky continually argue about everything and anything...plus their troubled marriage...but soon find there is much more to worry about...like the unknown object that has just vanished "under the T-Bird's bumper."
As the vacationing couple investigate what they hit on the deserted road, a feeling of unrest overcomes them..."someone's watching us"...and they hurriedly get underway, with their burden, to the nearest to...more
I got into a huge Stephen King mood the other day, so I started searching around. This one was there for Kindle for, like, $1. I had to. I just had to. So, I got it because I remember liking the movie and I forgot he actually wrote it. (Isn’t it crazy how you can forget his huge body of work?)
But, since this is such a short story, this is going to be a pretty short review.
I thought it was a solid story. It had a great basis and it was interesting the whole time ...more
Nope, afraid not. However, I really like the story version better than the movie. First off the story in the book makes much more sense, and suspension of disbelief isn't strained to ...more
Creepy children are a great subject of horror and I did enjoy this book moderately. My favorite by King will always be Thinner. I saw the movie as well and besides the creepy kids eerie resemblement to the Trump kids, it was not very good. I find King's books are always better then the movies.
This is one I plan to reread soon.
The film does the short story a disservice. This was far more interesting and better executed than a tale of creepy cornfields has any right to be. Though, it's not perfect. Adverbs are littered throughout. And the final scene is unnecessary, and mostly there for exposition. When I read the line, "And here, in the heartland of Nebraska, in the corn, there was nothing ...more
A couple embark on a road trip to California in hopes that this will save their marriage. They make it to Gatlin, Nebraska and the wife is immediately on high alert. While fighting again, he becomes distracted trying to prove her wrong and he does not notice when a child runs in their path and they run him over. Once out of the car, he notices that the child's throat was slit ...and the husband is determined to hand ov ...more
Hard to put down but I wanted it to be more. Thought it could be a little bit longer , I don't know.
It probably works good as a movie (which is done and I'm going to watch soon).
Some of the fun was gone because I knew the premise but enough was different in the movie vs. the short story that it was still very enjoyable - in fact after the initial setup, most everything about every characters "ending" was totally different.
Trying not to spoil anything so I'll just say that I really ...more
Found this on the Kindle store and thought I should at least give him a shot.
This story was the perfect amount of creepy. It had a great build up, chills and all.
But then the climactic thing happened I was kind of just... ehhhh.
Overall it was a good story, but it didn't quite SCARE me like I was expecting/hoping. ...more