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Children of the Corn: Runaway (2018)

Not Rated | | Horror | Video 13 March 2018
The plot of Children of the Corn: Runaway follows a young pregnant Ruth who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an ... See full summary »

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John Gulager

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Joel Soisson
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Cast overview:
Marci Miller ... Ruth
Jake Ryan Scott ... Aaron
Sara Moore ... Pretty Girl
Mary Kathryn Bryant ... Sarah
Lynn Andrews III ... Carl (as Lynn Andrews)
Kevin Harvey Kevin Harvey ... Rally
Diane Ayala Goldner ... Mrs. Dawkins
Eric Starkey ... Officer Dave
Sidney Flack ... Man
Debbi Tucker ... Elderly Woman
Daria Balling ... Candy
Clu Gulager ... Crusty
Molly Nikki Anderson Molly Nikki Anderson ... The Lady
Grayson Stone Grayson Stone ... Three-Year-Old Aaron
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The plot of Children of the Corn: Runaway follows a young pregnant Ruth who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a child. She lands in the small Oklahoma town, but something is following her. Now, she must confront this evil or lose her child.

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13 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Children of the Corn 9 See more »

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Listen to the Title: Runaway From This Awful Film
15 March 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Children of the Corn: Runaway (2018)

1/2 (out of 4)

Ruth (Marci Miller) is a member of the killer children but when she discovers she's pregnant she burns the other children and heads off with her unborn child to give it a better life. Thirteen years later Marci and her son are trying to start over in a new town but pretty soon she begins to feel that the children are after her.

You know, I love horror films and I especially love horror series. Sure, the majority of them don't deliver as many good films as bad ones but I still get a thrill whenever a new sequel is announced to a series. One could really argue that the entire CHILDREN OF THE CORN series hasn't turned out any good films but sadly this one here is without question the worst yet. It's really too bad that this film turned out to be so awful but there's very little here to enjoy.

I'm really not sure what director John Gulager and writer Joel Soisson were trying to do with the picture but it's one of the most boring films that I've seen in recent years. The problem with the screenplay is that we're given a lead character that is downright boring and it's someone that the viewer simply doesn't care for. Another major problem with the screenplay is that there are way too many dream sequences and these just get rather tiresome after a while. Heck, I'd even argue that it seems the two are trying to make something other than a CHILDREN OF THE CORN film but were forced to throw that subplot in to sell the film.

I really hated most of this movie with a passion. I hated the characters, the setting and the story. There wasn't anything here that I really enjoyed and even the short running time seemed triple what it really was. I'm not sure if the director was trying to deliver some sort of psychological movie but it doesn't work. There's a minor issue with the lead character working for a black man and a local principle causing some trouble. What was all of this about?

The one saving grace to the film was Lynn Andrews III who plays the black boss. Again, I'm not exactly sure what the screenplay was trying to do with his character but the actor was very good here and I hope to see him in other projects. CHILDREN OF THE CORN: RUNAWAY has the perfect title because you really should runaway from this film and avoid it at all costs.


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