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Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)

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.

Director:

David Price (as David F. Price)

Writers:

Stephen King (short story "Children of the Corn"), A L Katz (as A.L. Katz) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Knox ... John Garrett
Paul Scherrer 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 John Bennes ... Rev. Hollings
Wallace Merck Wallace Merck ... Sheriff Blaine
Joe Inscoe ... David Simpson
Kellie Bennett Kellie Bennett ... Mary Simpson (as Kelly Bennett)
Robert C. Treveiler ... Wayde McKenzie (as Rob Treveiler)
Leon Pridgen Leon Pridgen ... Bobby Knite
Marty Terry ... Mrs. Burke / Mrs. West
Ted Travelstead ... Mordechai
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Storyline

Belated sequel to the '84 film. 8 years after the first, authorities discover the mutilated bodies of adults in the secluded town of Gatlin, Nebraska and children hiding in the corn. Enter John Garrett (Terence Knox) and son Danny (Paul Scherrer) who head for Gatlin on a story and get caught up in this mess when an orphan named Micah (Ryan Bollman) is possessed by He Who Walks Behind The Rows. Written by Eric Creed

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children | corn | boy | cult | sequel | See All (34) »

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The ultimate adult nightmare See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Children of the Corn II See more »

Filming Locations:

Liberty, North Carolina, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,719,750, 31 January 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,980,986
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christie Clark previously appeared in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985). Both films are the first sequels to horror films released in 1984. See more »

Goofs

The first time we see John Garrett's car it seems clean and bright, a few minutes later when they are stopped near the town the car is dirty with mud and at the next shot when the car enters in the town the car appears clean and bright again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
David Simpson: God... the smell!
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Followed by Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001) See more »

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I love this film so much (but for all the wrong reasons)
19 January 2015 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

I was fifteen when I first saw Children of the Corn 2. And I loved it. Then again, I hadn't seen much horror at the time. However, over twenty years later and I find myself realising how little I knew about decent cinema when I was a teenager.

Don't get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed Children of the Corn 2 yet again, but now I found myself laughing heartily all the way though. Seriously, some comedies don't make me laugh as much as this film did (now, in the cold light of my adulthood).

If you can ignore the use of the word 'final' in the title (there are about four more Children of the Corn films afterwards) and be prepared not to take this story that seriously, you may just enjoy some of the most ludicrous death scenes ever committed on the elderly. The story follows a boy and his single parent father, coming to the nearby town in search of a story as to what happened to the adults who were now found to have been murdered by the children of the town. Once this pair arrive, both instantly fall in love with beautiful women and discover that a young lad by the name of Micha, leads a group of local children to stare intently at adults before dropping houses on them. If you watch this movie you will realise it has some of the most intense staring ever committed to film. Besides the beautiful women and staring brats, there's also a wise old native American, some 'Predator-vision' from the monster (or 'he who hides behind the rows') and a sheriff who tries to kill people like he was a Bond villain.

How this film was supposed to be taken seriously, I'll never know. Just know what you're getting before you watch this. Take the biggest pinch of salt you'll ever take, suspend your disbelief like you never have before and sit back and enjoy one of the most daftly funny horror films ever made.


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