Halloween Top 13: The Devil Made Me Do It #12: Children of the Corn (1984)
Burt and Vicky (Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton) are on their way to Seattle where Burt is due to start a new job at the hospital. Taking the scenic route to avoid the Interstates seemed like a serene way to spend the trip cross country, but not long after they enter Nebraska, their idyllic drive comes to an abrupt halt when Burt thinks he’s hit someone. Stopping the car, he finds that he did hit a kid, but one whose throat had recently been slashed open. Burt loads the kid in the car, but after failing to get any help at the nearest service station, the couple heads for the nearest town, Gatlin. What they don’t know is that three years earlier, Isaac (John Franklin) and his ginger goon Malachi (Courtney Gains) lead the children in killing off all the old people in town. Now, the kids remain sacrificing themselves to a demonic entity, “He Who Walks beyond the Rows”, on their 19th birthday. Naturally when Burt and Vicky hit town it’s all welcome wagons and streamers. Oh, wait, no, the opposite. The kids immediately start trying to kill them or capture them to sacrifice to the corn demon.