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Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (short story "Children of the Corn")
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Release Date:
8 October 1996 (USA) See more »
In a sleepy midwestern town... A horrifying evil is about to rise again!
All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Naomi Watts ... Grace Rhodes

Jamie Renée Smith ... Margaret Rhodes

Karen Black ... June Rhodes

Mark Salling ... James Rhodes

Brent Jennings ... Donald Atkins
Toni Marsh ... Sandra Atkins
Lewis Flanagan III ... Marcus Atkins

Brandon Kleyla ... Josiah

William Windom ... Doc Larson
Salle Ellis ... Jane Nock
Marietta Marich ... Rosa Nock
Jonathan Patterson ... Charlie McLellan
Joshua Patterson ... Scott McLellan
Kay Bower ... Janet McLellan

Samaria Graham ... Mary Anne
Evan Greenwalt ... Convulsive Boy
Adam Lidberg ... Michael

Libby Villari ... Michael's Mom
William Prael ... Concerned Father (as Bill Prael)
John Edson III ... Son of Concerned Father
Stephen Earnhart ... Wilks
James Krieg ... Smits (as Jim Krieg)

Richard Gross ... Sheriff Biggs
Harrison Young ... Drifter
Christopher Wheatley ... Demon Child / Josiah Double
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jake Eberle ... Preacher in picture (uncredited)
Alexis Kleyla ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Bill Kleyla ... Preacher in picture (uncredited)

Harry Santiago ... Demon child (uncredited)

Directed by
Greg Spence 
Writing credits
Stephen King (short story "Children of the Corn")

Stephen Berger (written by) and
Greg Spence (written by)

Produced by
Gary DePew .... producer
Jake Eberle .... associate producer
Original Music by
David C. Williams 
Cinematography by
Richard Clabaugh 
Chuck Hatcher 
Dean Lent 
Michael Off 
Film Editing by
Christopher Cibelli 
Casting by
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Adele Plauche 
Art Direction by
Carla Curry 
Makeup Department
Michael Del Rossa .... special makeup effects artist
Abiiba S. Howell .... key makeup artist
J.M. Logan .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
April A. Janow .... production supervisor
JoAnn Perritano .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neal Allen .... second assistant director
Thom Buckley .... second assistant director
Gerard DiNardi .... first assistant director
Michael Mandaville .... second unit director
Art Department
Kevin Berve .... property master: second unit
Vicki Dittemore .... on-set dresser
Darren Patnode .... property master
Mari Phillips .... property master
Sound Department
Roy Braverman .... sound effects editor
Michael Ferdie .... dialogue editor
Mack Melson .... sound mixer
Bruce Murphy .... dialogue editor
Laurence Puchalsky .... assistant dialogue editor (as Lorenzo Puchalsky)
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Sean Sullivan .... assistant dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects coordinator
Michael Del Rossa .... special effects makeup
Mike Delrossa .... special effects makeup: Josiah's makeup
Josh Foster .... special effects makeup
Roy Knyrim .... special effects makeup: Josiah's makeup
Jerry Macaluso .... special effects makeup: Josiah's makeup
Paul Salamoff .... special effects crew: Josiah's makeup
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... makeup effects artist
Ken Wheatley .... mechanical effects
Bill Zahn .... special effects makeup: Josiah's makeup
Jackson Burns .... stunt double: William Wyndom
David Sanders .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Rocky Ford .... key grip (as Rocky W. Ford)
Roze Hanks .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Ken Schwartz .... colorist
Transportation Department
Darrell Dubovsky .... driver
Greg Faucett .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
John Baumhauer .... production assistant
Thomas 'Doc' Boguski .... production coordinator
Jamie Nicholette Frey .... key set production assistant
Jennifer Howell .... assistant to director
Laura LeFaivre .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Melanie Miller .... production secretary
Ronan P. Nagle .... location manager: additional photography
Raigen Thornton .... set paramedic
Dee Whitehurst .... script supervisor
Marian Yeager .... production assistant
Homer Jon Young .... key set production assistant
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Tristan Daoussis .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering" - USA (DVD box title)
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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and for some language
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2002) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1998) | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R
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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 »
[first lines]
June Rhodes:Yes? Can I help you?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Best Film in the Series?, 7 March 2013
Author: gavin6942 from United States

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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