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Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)

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A journalist and his son travel to Nebraska to investigate the mysterious town of Gaitlin where, unbeknownst to them, a murderous cult of children are waiting in the corn fields.

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Belated sequel to the '84 film. 8 years after the first, authorities discover the mutilated bodies of adults in the secluded town of Gatlin, Nebraska and children hiding in the corn. Enter John Garrett (Terence Knox) and son Danny (Paul Scherrer) who head for Gatlin on a story and get caught up in this mess when an orphan named Micah (Ryan Bollman) is possessed by He Who Walks Behind The Rows. Written by Eric Creed

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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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29 January 1993 (USA)  »

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$900,000 (estimated)

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$6,980,986 (USA)
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Former New World exec Larry Kuppin picked up the rights to the franchise and quickly formed Trans Atlantic Enetertainment with the purpose of producing sequels to several New World Pictures films. The initial line-up included Hellraiser III, Children of the Corn II, Wanted: Dead or Alive 2, Angel 4 and Crimes of Passion 2. Only sequels to Hellraiser, Corn and Angel eventuated. See more »

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When the old woman in the wheelchair is hit by the truck she flies through the window of the bingo parlor, even though it's perpendicular to the angle of the impact. See more »

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Respectable sequel that improves on the original
15 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Adaptations of Stephen King's works have really varied in quality. Efforts like 'Carrie' and 'Misery' fared extremely well and have ardent fans to this day. On the opposite end of the spectrum are the many unnecessary sequels to some of the films based on his work. Who really asked for 'Sometimes They Come Back...Again' and 'The Rage: Carrie 2'? The former is based on one of his short stories, so that really leaves little material for a sequel. The original 'Children of the Corn' was a modest hit at the Box Office, but most critics and viewers weren't impressed. So it was a surprise that 8 years later we got this sequel. The good news is that it's pretty good and actually better than the first.

Pros: Mostly above average performances. Good score. Expands on the story. Nice practical and visual effects that have held up. Some dashes of humor. Pace zips along. Some creative, in some cases gruesome, death sequences.

Cons: Some over-the-top performances. Lacking suspense. Pretty bland direction aside from a few good shots.

Final thoughts: Did the world really need a 'Children of the Corn II'? Not really, but we got one anyway and it's pretty darn good. It's not one of the scariest of Horror films, but it delivers the goods none-the-less. A lot of first sequels simply rehash their predecessor, but this one takes things a little further. Would have made a pretty satisfying conclusion.

My rating: 3.5/5


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