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YMMV / Children of the Corn (1984)

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  • Ham and Cheese: Isaac. It helps that since there's loads of corn around, so there's plenty of scenery for him to actually chew on.
  • Narm Charm: Courtney Gains as Malachai manages to be simultaneously a horrible actor... and completely fucking terrifying, especially in scenes where he doesn't talk. He just has an incredibly impressive presence that makes you instantly know this isn't a guy to be messed with.
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  • Nightmare Fuel: The initial massacre of the adults at the diner at the beginning of the film. The teens enter the diner, locking the door behind them while one of the waitresses pours poison into the latest brew of coffee. Once a few succumb to the poisoned drink, the teens begin slitting the throats of the other adults while others force the diner owner's hand into a deli slicer. Finally, Job's father is hit multiple times in the back with a meat cleaver, with his mother meeting a similar fate on the other end of the phone he was talking into. Keep in mind that this happened everywhere else in Gatlin.
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  • The Woobie: Job is forced to witness the first wave of adult murders firsthand, including his own father. It doesn't help that he gets hit with blood during the whole ordeal and by the time the teens start killing his father, he's yelling at them to stop, to no avail. Any kid in his position would definitely be scarred for life.
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