Jump Scares In Children of the Corn (1984)

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Synopsis: Burt and his girlfriend Vicky stumble across the small town of Gatlin, Nebraska, which has been taken over by a murderous child cult.

Director: Fritz Kiersch

Runtime: 88 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 5.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 38%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Book Adaptation, Creepy Children

Jump Scares:  8 (2 major, 6 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Although somewhat dated, Children of the Corn still provides a couple of quite effective jump scares.

WARNING: The jump scare descriptions listed below may contain minor spoilers
Show Descriptions

Jump Scare Times

6:47 – Vicky startles Burt in bed by blowing a party horn.

15:26 – Burt slams on his brakes as he sees a child standing on the road.

19:59 – The child lying on the road suddenly jumps up at Vicky. [Video]

22:39 – A knife lands on the monopoly board.

30:29 – A truck hood slams down.

45:04 – Burt walks into Vicky. [Video]

56:21 – The corn stalks part in front of Burt.

1:24:31 – A cult member jumps up from the back seat as Burt gets into the car.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Children of the Corn [more info].