Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn. Planet Productions 1984.

Before watching the movie:

I’m not sure if this is so much popular as memetic anymore. It’s still a go-to reference for “creepy and dangerous children”, but I think it’s more referencing other references than familiarity with the film anymore. At least, I haven’t heard of anyone actually watching it recently.

This spawned a ridiculous number of sequels. Yes, it’s a horror movie, but it’s a horror movie about a cult. Seems fairly self-contained.

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The Monster Squad

The Monster Squad. Home Box Office 1987.
The Monster Squad. Home Box Office 1987.

Before watching the movie:

I’ve often said I wanted to try watching a movie completely cold, without knowing a thing about it. I’m not sure I knew this movie existed before yesterday. Apparently it has something of a cult following.

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