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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

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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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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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Director Greg Spence and composer David Williams are related with The Prophecy franchise: Spence directed The Prophecy II (1998), and Williams worked as composer in The Prophecy (1995) and The Prophecy II (1998). See more »

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June Rhodes: Yes? Can I help you?
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Perhaps the best in the series
18 May 2015 | by omp9See all my reviews

The previous three Children of the Corn movie has all been theatrical releases, Children of the Corn: The Gathering is straight to video release, so you would think that this movie has a crappy production, so wrong! This movie is the best looking CotC movie ever made. Good camera-work, good editing, good directing, good sound design, good blood/gore, great casting. No doubt that this movie has good filmmakers behind the camera. Getting Naomi Watts starring was a great deal, I know this was before she became a Hollywood star, but she has a very charming and likable character and it fits her perfectly. Not only Naomi Watts, but the whole cast is great, and that's nothing usual in a CotC movie. Storywise is The Gathering a little different, it is like crossing a virus film with Children of the Corn, it kind of works i guess, some might not like it, I can see that. The Gathering has also a more serious tone and is much darker than previous movies. The Gathering is a different kind of CotC movie, but almost all of them are different, that's one of the things i like best about this series, unlike Friday the 13th where every movie is exactly the same, you know what they say, Children of the Corn movies is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.


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