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Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice -- The neighboring town of Hemingford has discovered not only the gruesome massacre of Gatlin's entire adult population, but also the orphaned children who refuse to participate in the human sacrifices.


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Release Date:
29 January 1993 (USA) See more »
These children are home alone ,too. But their parents won't be coming back. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Terence Knox ... John Garrett
Paul Scherrer ... Danny Garrett

Ryan Bollman ... Micah

Christie Clark ... Lacey Hellerstat

Rosalind Allen ... Angela Casual
Ned Romero ... Frank Redbear

Ed Grady ... Dr. Richard Appleby
John Bennes ... Rev. Hollings

Wallace Merck ... Sheriff Blaine

Joe Inscoe ... David Simpson
Kellie Bennett ... Mary Simpson (as Kelly Bennett)

Robert C. Treveiler ... Wayde McKenzie (as Rob Treveiler)

Leon Pridgen ... Bobby Knite

Marty Terry ... Mrs. Burke / Mrs. West
Ted Travelstead ... Mordechai

Sean Bridgers ... Jedediah

Aubrey Dollar ... Naomi Johnson
Kristy Angell ... Ruth Gordan
David Hains ... Jake Fraser
Bill Wagner ... Bingo caller

Robert Harvey ... Reporter (as Bob Harvey)
Matthew Hunter ... Dead Guy (as Matt Hunter)
Erik Christenbury ... The Children of the Corn
Zack Clark ... The Children of the Corn
Michael Hall ... The Children of the Corn
Garrett LaCoss ... The Children of the Corn
Travis Langley ... The Children of the Corn
Michael Varner ... The Children of the Corn
Xeno Yuzna ... The Children of the Corn
Michelle Bowman ... The Children of the Corn
Amy Johnson ... The Children of the Corn
Aleasha Kivett ... The Children of the Corn
Mandy Newman ... The Children of the Corn
Christy Smith ... The Children of the Corn
Lelia Marlaine ... The Children of the Corn
Emily Mortorff ... The Children of the Corn
Morgan Mortorff ... The Children of the Corn
Jennifer Day ... The Children of the Corn
Holly Kidd ... The Children of the Corn
Talia Pierce ... The Children of the Corn
Mary Pollok ... The Children of the Corn
Tracie Stanley ... The Children of the Corn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wayne Jacobs ... Onlooker (uncredited)

Directed by
David Price  (as David F. Price)
Writing credits
Stephen King (short story "Children of the Corn")

A L Katz (written by) (as A.L. Katz) &
Gilbert Adler (written by)

Produced by
Bill Froehlich .... co-producer
Lawrence Mortorff .... executive producer
David G. Stanley .... producer
Scott A. Stone .... producer
Original Music by
Daniel Licht (music by)
Cinematography by
Levie Isaacks (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Barry Zetlin 
Casting by
Geno Havens 
Production Design by
Gregory Melton  (as Greg Melton)
Art Direction by
Tim Eckel 
Set Decoration by
Natalie Pope  (as Natali K. Pope)
Costume Design by
Giovanna Ottobre-Melton  (as Gigi Melton)
Makeup Department
Martin Astles .... special makeup effects crew
Brian Bailey .... special makeup effects intern
Shaune Harrison .... special makeup effects artist
Herita Jones .... key makeup artist
Dave Keen .... special makeup effects technician
Fiona Leech .... special makeup effects crew
Steve Painter .... special makeup effects supervisor
Traci E. Smithe .... key hair stylist (as Traci Smithe)
Pamela G. Womble .... assistant makeup artist
Jeff Swan .... special makeup effects intern (uncredited)
Jeff Swan .... special makeup effects trainee (uncredited)
David Syner .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Heidi Cayn Friedman .... production manager: Los Angeles (as Heidi Cayn)
Phil Smoot .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paula M. Bass .... second second assistant director (as Paula M. Hammerel)
Paul Martin .... first assistant director
Phil Robinson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Marc Baird .... storyboard artist
Stephen Damrel .... leadman (as Steve Damrel)
Mark Day .... art department intern
Summer Eubanks .... property master
Karen E. Ghant .... art department intern
Michael L. Haley .... assistant props
James Henry Hayden .... assistant carpenter
Aubrey Pettis .... scenic painter
Jungle J. Shaughnessy .... art department intern
Robert A. Spain .... assistant leadman
Christie Theorin .... set dresser
Bill Wagner .... set dresser
Calvin Workman .... construction coordinator (as Calvin 'Rusty' Workman)
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Tony Berkeley .... adr editor
Ricardo Broadus .... sound effects editor
Jim Brookshire .... dialogue editor
Jake Eberle .... assistant sound effects editor
William Freesh .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bill Freesh)
Brian Geer .... foley mixer
Eric Hoien .... re-recording assistant
Erin Hoien .... supervising sound editor
Sherry Klein .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter J. Lehman .... assistant dialogue editor (as Pete Lehman)
Gary Muralow .... foley artist
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
Kim H. Ornitz .... sound mixer (as Kim Ornitz)
Paul Rodriguez .... director of sound services
Ron Schrank .... engineer
Gary A. Theard .... boom operator (as Gary Theard)
Jeff Vaughn .... supervising sound editor
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... stereo consultant (as Daniel W. Victor)
Special Effects by
Ray Bivins .... mechanical special effects coordinator
Joel Bowman .... mechanical special effects intern
Robert H. Canipe Jr. .... mechanical special effects crew
Jill Fagaley .... mechanical special effects intern
Mark Franklin .... mechanical special effects intern
Bob Keen .... makeup special effects coordinator
Steve Painter .... special effects supervisor
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... makeup effects workshop supervisor
Visual Effects by
Rob Burton .... visual effects supervisor
Tom Burton .... visual effects producer
Chris Casady .... visual effects animator
Joel Fajnor .... visual effects animator
John Follmer .... visual effects producer
Nancy Ketelsen .... visual effects camera
Burt Medall .... visual effects animator
Barb Meier .... visual effects artist
Drew Redford .... visual effects camera
Paul Coleman .... stunts (as Paul Vincent Coleman)
Jill Fagaley .... stunts
Deborah Sowards .... stunts
Bob Stephens .... stunt coordinator
Bob Stephens .... stunts
Chris York .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
C. Brent Brafford .... best boy grip (as C.B. Brafford)
Russ Brandt .... gaffer
Rusty Burrell .... second assistant camera
Barry Davis .... fourth electric (as Barry Gene Davis)
Gregg Easterbrook .... electric intern
Christine Lee Golden .... fifth electric
Andy Graham .... first assistant camera
Keith Payne .... still photographer
Talmadge Peace .... key grip (as Russell Talmadge Peace)
Joseph 'Bruno' Pelle .... dolly grip/crane operator (as Joseph Bruno Pelle)
George Reasner .... grip
David Ray Robinson .... camera department intern
Adam Santelli .... best boy electric
Christian Satrazemis .... grip
M. Phil Shearer .... third electric (as M. Phil Schearer)
Marilou Vetter .... camera loader (as Marylou Vetter)
Casting Department
Jo Heather Christenbury .... casting intern
Craig Fincannon .... casting: North Carolina
Mark Fincannon .... casting: North Carolina
Clayton Hill .... location casting
Sheila Lussier .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amity Borck .... wardrobe intern
Phyllis Sylvester .... associate costume designer
Pauline White .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Daniel J. Simmons .... assistant editor
Greg Spence .... post-production executive
Lisa West .... post-production assistant
Larry Whelan .... editorial supervisor
Jim Williams .... color timer
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Carol Sue Baker .... music coordinator
Daniel Licht .... orchestrator
Larry Mah .... score mixer
Josh Rosen .... synthesizer programming and sampling
Tim Simonec .... conductor
Rick Winquest .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Larry Butler .... driver (as Larry E. Butler)
Paul Coleman .... driver
Richard Cox .... transportation coordinator (as Richard E. Cox)
Lane Kraft .... driver captain (as Lane F. Kraft)
Derek Whittington .... transportation
David M. Young .... driver
Other crew
Kristy Angell .... set intern
Mary Dalton .... production coordinator
JoJo Dodson .... production assistant
Mark Dukes .... production office intern
Mark Gilmer .... production assistant
Jim Goodman .... location manager
Suzanna Griffith .... craft service intern
Al Hamilton .... accounting manager
David Hamilton .... accounting assistant
Tania L. Klein .... assistant to the producers
Ken Leonard .... title designer
Scott McRae .... locations intern
Bruce T. Miyake .... title designer (as Bruce Miyake)
Hilary Momberger .... script supervisor
Gregg Nestor .... librarian
M. Justin Parsons .... production office intern (as Justin Parsons)
Alicia Rudd .... animal wrangler
Eden Slotchiver .... production assistant
Deborah Sowards .... production assistant
Jerry Whittington .... studio manager
Warren Wilensky .... assistant: Mr. Price (as Warren D. Wilensky)
Dale Williams .... assistant production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Children of the Corn: Deadly Harvest" - USA (alternative title)
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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language
92 min
Color (FotoKem)
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (2000) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1993) | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #31607)

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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 »
Continuity: When Mordechai is outside the bus being examined by Dr. Richard Appleby, he is given a yellow sucker after his examination. Upon getting inside the bus we now see that Mordechai is holding a reddish/orange sucker.See more »
[first lines]
David Simpson:God... the smell!
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
"These Kids Watch Too Many Horror Movies.", 29 March 2011
Author: Andrew Estes (Minus_The_Beer) from Maine

Apparently it's not a good idea to sit in the nosebleed section of a church; black contact lenses lend evil powers to anyone who wears them; you should never climb under your house in search of your kitty, especially if evil-looking children are lurking about. These are just some of a few lessons to be taken from the sequel nobody expected that snowballed into the franchise nobody wanted, "Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice."

Picking up after the events of the first film, a tabloid-journalist and his teenage son are passing through a small neighboring town of Gatlin, Nebraska shortly after those corn-husking little munchkins laid it to waste. Looking for his big break, the father/journalist decides to stay in town for a while. After merely a few days in town, he receives his fair-share of white-man's guilt from the resident Native America, uncovers a moldy corn conspiracy (a plot point which goes virtually nowhere) and plows the field of a innkeeper. Meanwhile, his son attempts to sow some seeds of his own with the girl-next-door who appears to the only one under the age of 18 in town who isn't under the trance of the mysterious maze.

It must be said that by no means is "Children of the Corn II" a particularly great film. Like the first, it's pretty basic and predictable. It seems as if the script for the first film was tweaked just slightly to concoct a sequel and it shows with plot-holes the size of Nebraska (see what I did there?). Director David Price -- whose resume is as equally unimpressive as the film's script -- loves to inject a lot of ridiculous gore into the film, but forsakes logic in doing so. You'll see corn husks slashing throats, a nosebleed that somehow turns into an earache and a house falling on a woman who doesn't seem to understand she can either try crawling out or hide in between the beams. Nevermind that, though. You don't come here for logic, and Price knows that. With his made-for-TV movie cinematography, you can be rest assured you'll know exactly what you're getting into within the first five minutes of the film.

But what about the cast? Kudos must go out to Ryan Bollman who does his best to look as menacing as possible as the leader of the kiddy cult. Someone ground that kid! On the other side of the coin, you have Terence Knox, resembling what would happen if Bill Pullman and Alec Baldwin gave birth to a bloated baby. Knox seems to be apathetic about the whole thing, as best evidenced by his reaction to the death of a friend by the end of the film. He steps it up a notch when he is caught sinning rather vigorously by his son, but this scene is so uninteresting, you'll feel the same sort of apathy toward it as the actor does the film. I guess you just can't expect Academy Award material with these films, but would it hurt to have actors who care about more than cashing in their paychecks carrying a film?

When all is said and done, in spite of its glaring flaws, "Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice" is easily the best sequel in the "Children of the Corn" series, but that's not saying much. When you consider the films that followed in its wake, it's almost a back-handed compliment. Then again, the first "Children of the Corn" wasn't ground-breaking cinema by any stretch of the imagination, so the fact that any sequel to it can deliver the most basic entertainment is a miracle in and of itself. To that end, "The Final Sacrifice" is a rather schlocky but suitable guilty-pleasure follow-up. If you've suffered through enough "Amityvilles" or "Howlings" then there is no reason you can't sit through this one as well.

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