Stephen King’s CHILDREN OF THE CORN & Lucio Fulci’s DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING
Stephen King’s CHILDREN OF THE CORN (R, 1984, 92 min)
Adapted from King’s short story first published in 1977, a young couple (Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton) find themselves stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska, where they encounter a mysterious religious sect of children. But nowhere in town are there any adults. The horror grows to a blood-curdling climax as the two new visitors learn the horrifying secret behind the prospering corn fields.
Lucio Fulci’s DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING (R, 1972, 108 min)
One of the most powerful and unsettling giallos ever produced, Duckling is widely regarded as Fulci's greatest film. When a sleepy rural village in the early 70s is rocked by a series of murders of young boys, the superstitious locals are quick to blame the local witch (Florinda Bolkan). With the bodies piling up and the community gripped by a thirst for vengeance, two journalists team up to crack the case. But before the mystery is solved, more blood will have been spilled, and not all of it belonging to innocents.
Viewer’s Guide: Strong sexualized violence
Friday, September 27