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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
Gino Havens  (as 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 Vincent Coleman .... stunts
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 Vincent Coleman .... driver (as Paul Coleman)
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)

Did You Know?

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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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
nothing special, 20 February 2007
Author: dilapidated_mind from United Kingdom

Although I am a horror fan I didn't enjoy the first Children of the Corn film much, so my view might be a little biased. Although having said that the movie did have its good points, the children were good actors/actresses, the violence was realistic and in moments semi chilling. Unfortunately this sequel shares none of these traits.


The first death scene is quite surprising, I mean the guys are killed by corn, well that is dodgy. In the Stephen King short story the corn was there to serve as the vector for the children's pagan blood lust. They were killing to make it grow, though it is fantasy/horror it makes more sense than killer corn leaves that can smash through glass by simply being blown in a gust of wind believe me. Not only that but this scene reminds me so much of The Omen it's unbelievable, and what's with the Friday the 13th sound effects and Predator visuals? Hell this monster in the corn even has Return of the Jedi force powers!

And what's with the old woman's demise, crushed to death by her own house? Now that is quite original, and when I was first told of this by my Cousin I pictured it vividly. Someone slowly being crushed under their own house, nobody finds the body, nobody even knows she's dead, until finally the smell of muddy hair, rotted flesh and mushed bones greet the next visitor on that hot summers morning.

Maybe I was putting too much thought into this segment because yet again this is a scene ruined by cheesy references to other films. The lady goes under her house after her precious cat. When she is directly in the centre the children surround it, take the cat out and release the device raising it from the ground. The house slowly starts to come down on her and she wiggles backwards trying to escape. The children just stand there trying to look creepy, she almost gets out, why aren't they kicking her to force her to crawl back under? In the original at least the kids were violent; in this they just try to be mysterious. Well luckily for them she is too old to escape certain death and the house reaches the ground level crushing her lifeless… and leaving her legs poking out from underneath. But even that isn't enough for the cheesily poor script writers, who wrote in that her last words should be "oh what a world!"? seriously they need to be slapped. All realism is thrown out the window at this point, that is if you hadn't done so already what with the Journalist mentioning in a almost tribute manner "Jones Town" just to be controversial (or maybe its just that all American news reporters are inconsiderate slimeballs) and the "killer predator in the corn" bull.

And how many times is the word "corn" used in this film anyway? Every time uttered its like a needle being drilled into my brain. Just stop already we get it.

The Dr who was being nice to the children earlier on in the film gets the worst death ever, and I mean worst, luckily he gets a lolly straight after. I wish I could tell you more but unfortunately I fell asleep, well it was 5am so it could have been that, but let's put it this way I'm an insomniac.

This film does have its good scenes, mainly when Danny is arguing with his dad, the teenage wit and angry demanding parent though stereotypical is realistic and at least gives the movie some sense of reality before it generates into the monomania of your average American teen horrorfest.

If you're a fan of the original maybe you should ignore my small analyses, it's possible you might like this. I mean the Freddy films became a bit silly, humorous, comic book and people still enjoyed them (I know I'm one of them) But the fact of the matter is, if your looking for a serious, creepy, dark horror film then your best bet is to stay away from this horrid sequel.

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