Two young Gatlin residents are orphaned after the younger brother kills their father. So, the terror of Gatlin goes urban when the two boys are placed in the custody of two foster parents. The younger brother (who by this point is established as the "evil one") bought some corn seeds along for the road and plants them in the courtyard of an abandoned warehouse, bring He Who Walks Behind the Rows to the city. He winds up possessing his high school peers, and soon his older brother feels called to stop him.Written by
Michael Cucinotta <email@example.com>
The 27 September 1993 draft of the screenplay lists Matt Greenberg as a writer. He received no credit for the final film. See more »
When the boys are playing basketball at the high school, Maria and Joshua sit against the wall by the basketball court. Behind them is a view of the city's skyline, and there are palm trees visible in the distance, in spite of the fact that the film is set in Chicago. See more »
Joshua's Abusive Father:
Joshua? Joshua? Boy, you're gonna make this some sad night.
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Nancy Lee Grahn's character, Amanda, is listed as "Alice" in the end credits. See more »
Italian DVD includes the movie in both 16:9 1.85:1 and 4:3 See more »
BELLY OF THE BEAST
Performed by The Lifers Group (as Lifers Group)
Courtesy of Hollywood BASIC
Published by Agarita Music See more »
Ambitious and Surprising Sequel
After the disappointing "Children of the Corn II", the 1996 direct-to-video sequel subtitled "Urban Harvest" moves the setting from a rural Midwestern town to the Windy City of Chicago. A change of atmosphere gives the "Children of the Corn" franchise a much-needed boost and this entry is sometimes scary, often imaginative and boasts some unique special effects.
A couple (Jim Metzler and Nancy Lee Grahn) adopt a pair of abandoned teens. The older one (Ron Melendez) is conflicted with his Gatlin, Nebraska past, while the younger one (Daniel Cerny) prepares to recruit an all new batch of followers to resurrect He Who Walks Behind the Rows.
The movie is pretty tense and actually works on many levels... but the finale -- while planned out well -- looks really cheap onscreen and brings about lots of unintentional laughter.
"Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest" is one of the strongest entries in the franchise, and for the first 85 of its 91 minute running time, it proves to be a first-rate thriller.
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