So guess what! They’re remaking Children of the Corn! (Duh, I kind of alluded to that in the title of this post, but whatever) It’s only for the Sci-Fi channel, but still. Apparently the original movie had too happy of an ending, and the remake will stay closer to Stephen King’s book. Now how do I know this? Is it because I am a horror fan? Ha – ask Amber what happened when we tried to watch The Exorcism of Emily Rose (hint, I made it maybe 5 minutes into the movie, started to hyperventilate, and then we turned it off and watched The Princess Diaries). No, I know because apparently they will be filming the movie in the QCA! QCA? Quad Cities Area aka Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa and Moline and Rock Island, Illinois. But actually, they’re just filming in the Iowa half.
Apparently the first movie was filmed in Sioux City, Iowa (who knew?) but supposedly takes place in Nebraska. My question is – why couldn’t they just shoot it in Nebraska, but whatever. Filming is supposed to start tomorrow, so I’m tempted to drive around and try to find out where, but I’m lazy so I probably won’t. Oh by the way, I’m in Iowa until this Sunday! Hooray for not being in Nashville by myself (hubbie is leaving for New York for a science geek conference tomorrow morning).
But anyways, Children of the Corn??!! Neat that they’re remaking it in my hometown, not neat because that movie terrifies me. I’ve seen bits and pieces of it, enough to kind of get a feel for it, but not enough to scar me for life. I highly doubt that I will even watch the remake, even just to see if I can figure out the locations or if I know any of the local kids they picked to act in it. The guy who plays Adam (wait, is that his name?), the guy who can heal and was the great samurai from Japan who’s all evil now on Heroes is supposed to star in it. So that’s kind of cool.
So did you guys watch Children of the Corn back in the day? Did it frighten the bejeezers out of you? Can you no longer drive through cornfields with a sense of security? Hahahaha, that reminds me – I watched Signs (a relatively un-scary movie) at the drive in theater near Maquoketa, IA, which is in a cornfield, and got super freaked out. I honestly think the best freak out would be to take someone into a corn field, make them watch Children of the Corn (the original or the remake), and then have a 10 year old with ketchup smeared all over his mouth sneak up on the movie watcher. Oh good grief, just thinking about it makes me shiver and laugh at the same time, because HOW HORRIFYING WOULD THAT BE???
Care for a drive through the Heartland any time soon?