Thursday, December 25, 2008

Cafe Used in Original Children of the Corn Damaged by Fire

Some sad news......The Main Street Grill Cafe in Hornick IA was heavily damaged by a fire yesterday morning. The cafe, which was used for the interior shots of the opening adult massacre scene for the fictional Hansen's Cafe, had virtually stayed unchanged for the past 25 years as I had the pleasure of visiting it last year. It was to be one of my stops last October on my trip that was cancelled and was hoping to return there in a few months. Above is a picture from my trip in 2007 in front of the Main Street Grill Cafe as it is one of my favorite pictures from the trip. There is no word if it will be salvageable enough to rebuild but we will bring you all of the latest news as it becomes available to us. You can read the KTIV News Channel 4 report Here.

Merry Christmas from the Cornfield!

As I was traveling today, I happened to see a cornfield that hadn't been harvested and was still (somewhat) standing. I had been trying to think of how to do a Christmas blog that was corn-related, and I decided that was as good an idea as any! After I noticed the field, I wished I had worn my Children of the Corn shirt but sadly, had left it at home. If only Sarah had been there to draw some pictures.....

Anyway, I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2008 has been a busy year in the cornfield and 2009 looks to be even busier with the 25th anniversary, more interviews, and a few projects lined up that, if all goes well, we hope you all will be very happy about! And as always, we will continue to keep you posted on updates and any new Children of the Corn information as it comes our way.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Our Children of the Corn Interview Series Continues......

Have you visited our Myspace page lately? We are pleased to announce that we recently posted a very special interview with Jonas Seaman (Marlowe) which you can read here. Jonas, as I'm sure fans of the original Children of the Corn remember, played Joseph. A Gatlin native who tried to escape a certain thing in the rows only to have a nasty run-in with Malachai in the cornfield!

It was a pleasure to be able to bring you this insightful interview about the making of the 1984 horror classic and we hope you all enjoy it! Be sure to check out Jonas on his website at americanvirus and also on Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Flickriver and on his official Myspace page here.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

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I hope my promotional plug didn't sound too much like a promotional plug! Thanks again for the link exchange Ben!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trip to Gatlin, Vacation, and the Pothole That Ended It All!

Well, I was hoping that my next installment would be all about my trip back to the towns of Whiting, Hornick and Salix IA and with plenty of pictures. But it's not. I had everything ready to go...vacation from work, car tuned up, motel room in Sioux City booked, babysitting set up for my youngest, it was all set. Then came the pothole........

I was driving into a parking lot on my way to get four new tires on my car for the trip - the last thing I needed before I took off for Gatlin! Right in front of me was a stretch of water that covered a section of the parking lot. Not thinking anything was wrong, I drove through it. Because of the water, I couldn't see the 8 to 10 inch pothole in the middle of it. My car slammed into it and ended my trip - to get the tires and the trip to Iowa. It was undrivable and had to be towed from the scene. The damage was not that extensive but, just enough to take all of the money for the trip to fix it and for the tow. Other than for Friday being Halloween, my vacation has not been a good one. Things happen for a reason I guess..... The picture above is from my trip last year to the house in Hornick. I will be posting the rest from that trip very soon.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Greetings from the Cornfield!

Hello Children of the Corn fans! Back in 1984, a film was released that was based on a Stephen King short story about children, a small town in Nebraska and, well, corn! Produced on a small budget for the time, Stephen King's Children of the Corn was released to moviegoers everywhere and the cornfield hasn't been the same since. To date, there have been a total of 7 Children of the Corn movies produced and released, with only the first two released theatrically. Most recently, a Sci-Fi Channel remake of the first was shot in and around the quad-cities area in Iowa and the Iowa town of Lost Nation. The remake is said to resemble more of the elements in the original short story by Stephen King. This website, however, is to focus on the original and 1984 classic movie. Why do a website focusing on one movie and not it's sequels? I could go back and explain how seeing this film as an early teenager gave me chills as I lived next to a cornfield. But it was the trip I took last fall to the towns of Hornick, Whiting and Salix Iowa that inspired me to start up a place where the fans could look up information on the shooting locations, actors, and just everything related to the original film. So I started a Children of the Corn MySpace page dedicated to the original which I have had a lot of fun developing and the response has been outstanding! So I decided a while back to add a website that would work as a companion piece with the MySpace page for anyone searching for information. As the website grows with information, the MySpace page will continue to do so as well. Thanks for looking!