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Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)

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A young couple tries to free an imprisoned child with catastrophic results.

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Joel Soisson

Writers:

Stephen King (short story "Children of the Corn"), Joel Soisson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
J.J. Banicki J.J. Banicki ... Young Cole
Diane Peterson ... Cole's Mother
Kai Caster ... Boy in Dress
Kelen Coleman ... Allie
Tim Rock ... Tim
Billy Drago ... Preacher
Barbara Nedeljakova ... Helen / Oksana
Duane Whitaker ... Pritchett
Dusty Burwell Dusty Burwell ... Child
Brian Hite Brian Hite ... Police Officer
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Tmi and Allie seek shelter in a remote desert compound after becoming lost and stranded. A strange Manson-like character, Preacher (Drago), reluctantly allows them inside with strict orders to be gone by morning and not wander "where you are not invited." At first, Preacher and his mail-order wife Oksana (Nedeljakova) deny the faint screams and cries that emanate from one of the crumbling outbuildings. When Allie sneaks outside to investigate, she discovers that she and Tim have stumbled onto a bizarre cult worshiping an entity that may -- or may not -- dwell inside a haunted little boy. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for horror violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Children of the Corn VIII See more »

Filming Locations:

Agua Dulce, California, USA See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Billy Drago who plays the preacher, just finished playing lucifer in another picture that same year. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits of the main cast is another scene. See more »

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Follows Children of the Corn (1984) See more »

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Some children and some corn

I have to admit, I haven't followed the Children of the corn series up close, so I can't tell you, if this actually makes sense in the series. Than again Dimension doesn't seem to care, if they put a movie out there that isn't that connected to previous entries in a successful series (see Hellraiser for that). But this movie is nicely shot, has some interesting twists (though you can see them coming even before the scriptwriter put them down on paper).

In the end this doesn't add much to the horror genre, has the typical erratic character behavior (it's the grown ups who act like children, doing stuff they've been told not to do). The ending is weird too. You wonder why a certain character would accept "help" like that. But until that point you will probably have shut down your brain, just to save it. Good thinking ...


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