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"Children of the Corn" is a short story written by Stephen King. The story was originally published in the March 1977 issue of Penthouse, and was later included in King's own 1978 collection Night Shift. It was later included in the collection Stephen King Goes to the Movies.


A married couple come across the body of a murdered boy while driving through the corn fields of Nebraska. They go to the nearest town for help and find its only inhabitants are a cult of murderous children.


The story was adapted into a film in 1984, leading to a film series and was later remade in 2009.