There was only one aspect of playing in a cornfield as a kid which I didn't like at all. Those little stinging, white-haired caterpillars! They could really lay a hurting on a person if you were unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of one of it's stings. Other than that it was great. The feeling of not being able to tell exactly where you were was a unique -- and possibly somewhat warped -- feeling of the thrill from playing in such a place.
I was afraid of cornfields well before I saw the movie/read the book. They're just creepy to me. You never know what or who is going to be running around in there. Plus I just like to know what going on around me at all times. Cornfields are just a panic attack waiting to happen for me.
I have no fear of cornfields, although the movie was definitely disturbing. My funny "COTC" moment: When my kids were younger (now 23 and 21), I use to tease them when they would get twitchy in the store - more specifically in the grocery store. As a term of endearment (lol) I would tell them that they needed to stop acting like "children of the corn." WELL - one fine day while standing in the checkout lane at a Ralph's store in southern Cali, I said just that to the kids. A woman in the adjacent lane heard me and apparently having watched the movie, loudly exclaimed that I should be ashamed of myself for referring to my children in that manner. My response to her was to ask if she would prefer me calling them my other nickname: trolls. The look on her face was priceless. Just had to share that since we all seem to have taken something away from COTC.
The corn fields don't bother me but it was Malachi who troubled me the most..to this day when I meet someone with that name I immediately reminded of Children of the Corn. I know it's not fair but when I hear that name my mind immediately associates it with evil. My husband and I lived in Ireland for three years and it seemed to be a somewhat popular name there. Unlike here in the US , I think I have only met maybe 3 or 4 Malachi's in my lifetime and all were immigrants from other countries (Australia, Jamaica, Sierra Leone) but one, a native Mississippian who inherited his name from his grandfather. But in Ireland... I bet I met about 20 men with that name over the course of three years. I wonder if the name is not as popular here because of SK's Children of the Corn?
i put those corn made dolls on my front door. evil children new corn god i never quite got it??? love the corn fields notafraid of the scarecrow. isaac a truly evil little boy thinks he is a prophet all in the name of a supernatural being . boil the corn very well add a little sugar very tasty.