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Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996)

Video  -  Horror | Thriller  -  8 October 1996 (USA)
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All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of kids killed long ago, and then start killing ... See full summary »

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Grace Rhodes
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Margaret Rhodes
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June Rhodes
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James Rhodes
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Doc Larson
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Charlie McLellan
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Janet McLellan
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Mary Anne
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All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of kids killed long ago, and then start killing any adult in their path, in vicious and mysterious forms. A young woman who has just returned to town tries to find out what is happening, while trying to protect her transformed young sister. However, the kids are starting to revive their leader... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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In a sleepy midwestern town... A horrifying evil is about to rise again!

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

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Children of the Corn IV  »

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A deleted scene features Jane and Rosa Nock telling Grace (Naomi Watts) and Donald (Brent Jennings) how the children called Josiah by a different name: "He Who Walks Behind The Rows". See more »

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June Rhodes: Yes? Can I help you?
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The Best Film in the Series?
7 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of kids killed long ago, and then start killing any adult in their path, in vicious and mysterious forms.

Not only does this film star talented actresses like Karen Black and a young Naomi Watts, but the direction is very solid and great performances were given by everyone. Others have said this is the best film in the series (even outdoing the original), and I think that a case could be made for that. Certainly it is better than part three, which is ironic considering that this film was straight-to-video and part three actually appeared in theaters.

The entire franchise is a bit silly, and how it resulted in so many sequels (seven?) is beyond me. The original is now considered a classic, but I am not entirely sure why. It seems like the idea was to make as many sequels as possible until the original had to be considered a classic by default.


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