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Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996)

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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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Greg Spence

Writers:

Stephen King (short story "Children of the Corn"), Stephen Berger | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... Grace Rhodes
Jamie Renée Smith ... Margaret Rhodes
Karen Black ... June Rhodes
Mark Salling ... James Rhodes
Brent Jennings ... Donald Atkins
Toni Marsh Toni Marsh ... Sandra Atkins
Lewis Flanagan III Lewis Flanagan III ... Marcus Atkins
Brandon Kleyla ... Josiah
William Windom ... Doc Larson
Salle Ellis Salle Ellis ... Jane Nock
Marietta Marich Marietta Marich ... Rosa Nock
Jonathan Patterson Jonathan Patterson ... Charlie McLellan
Joshua Patterson Joshua Patterson ... Scott McLellan
Kay Bower Kay Bower ... Janet McLellan
Samaria Graham ... Mary Anne
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Children of the Corn IV See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dimension Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jamie Renee Smith would later star alongside Linda Hamilton in the 1997 film "Dante's Peak". Linda Hamilton starred in the original "Children of the Corn" as Vicky Baxter. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
June Rhodes: Yes? Can I help you?
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The best of the sequels
3 September 2001 | by bdobsonSee all my reviews

Deciding that there should be a comment here that explains slightly more if a movie "sucks" or not, which is not much of an opinion. While none of these films with the exception of the first film are masterful, this is the best of the sequels. It has more of a supernatural element than some of the others but still manages to keep things moving and even a little suspenseful. This fourth installment also has a very high rating on the gore scale as well with some rather gruesome killings. If you have not yet seen this one but have others in the series it is worth the time. However, all said, it is for hard core genre fans only.


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