Picks and Pans Review: Curse of the Corn People

updated 07/31/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/31/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Tues., Aug. 1, 8 P.M. ET)

D+

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: You can shuck this one, and that's the end of the corn jokes.

This hour-long drama is about a group of friends in their early 20s who live in Kansas. In order to earn some money and improve their lives, they decide to make a low-budget horror movie called Curse of the Corn People, which is about a feminist zombie who stalks farmers. Although this sounds like a wonderful framework for a film about making a film, there's a severe creative drought. The drama, with a script as flat as the landscape, lacks any charm or wit or warmth. Frank Cabell stars with Holly Hagen and Kate Reid.

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