“What about Gatlin?”
“Gatlin! There ain’t nothin’ in Gatlin.”
“What do you mean there ain’t nothin’ in Gatlin?”
“Well, folks in Gatlin’s got a religion. They don’t like outsiders…”
Children of the Corn was released in 1984. Based on the short story by Stephen King, the film tells the story of the town of Gatlin, Nebraska. A demonic god, referred to as “He Who Walks Behind the Rows”, has commanded that the children of Gatlin kill their parents and all adults to ensure that the cornfields will prosper.
As the years go by, the children continue to sacrifice those who age into adulthood, and any interlopers that happen to stumble into town.