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Children of the Corn

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Children of the Corn

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Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Penthouse, 1977

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Horror
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Driving through the cornfields in rural Nebraska, Burt and Vicky run over a young boy--only to discover that they may not be responsible for his death. Out in the corn, something is watching them, and help is nowhere to be found.

From the unrivaled master of horror and the supernatural, Stephen King. "Children of the Corn," first collected in the extraordinary collection Night Shift in 1973 and then adapted into a horror film franchise of the same name, is a terrifying and unforgettable classic of the genre.

This novelette originally appeared in Penthouse, Mar 1977. It can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series VI (1978), edited by Gerald W. Page, A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985), edited by Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg and Frank McSherry, Jr., The American Fantasy Tradition (2002), edited by Brian M. Thomsen and Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny (2013), edited by Steve Berman. The story is included in the collection Night Shift (1978).


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