Stephen really knew how to turn a cornfield into the creepiest place on earth in this story, but what is it that makes them so creepy really? Is it the story itself that makes them appear so? Or maybe it's the gangly way the blades reach out from the stem like long, withered arms in the late autumn?
In the past I've generally never thought of cornfields as something to be wary of, but now I guess it would depend on the season and time of day. Whenever I happen to drive by one and look out the window I can't help but shiver a little and think back to...Children of the Corn!