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Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996)

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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Josiah
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Doc Larson
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Charlie McLellan
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Scott 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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8 October 1996 (USA)  »

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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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Follows Children of the Corn (1984) See more »

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A new perspective on The Children of the Corn
14 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is pretty different from the first two(and possibly the third, haven't seen that yet), but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I liked the fact that there was no mention whatsoever of "He who walks behind the rows". That was the most annoying thing in the first two movies for me, especially when it turns out it is in fact a god of the corn... that's just too far out. Instead, we here have a preacher child, who controls the children. I think that's a very good twist, since now the enemy is personified. No black clouds, no lightning and no moving corn. Much better. It does still have some of the corny(no pun intended) stuff, especially in some of the death scenes. It does have a better plot than both the first movies in my opinion, but it's somewhat ruined by a few things; bad acting by some of the actors, a few ridiculous death scenes, and at some points it is slow. I personally think the whole influenza thing was better than the lightning from the first two movies, but some fans of the original might hate it. 7/10


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