Monday, December 9, 2013

Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996)

After her agoraphobic mother starts having nightmares, Grace returns home to take care of her little brother and sister.  She's been studying for a career in medicine, and gets a job with the local small town doctor.

Shortly after arriving in town, the clinic is full of children who have a fever, and Grace's Mom has dreams of a melty faced boy. All the children claim to have different names, which turn out to be the names of long dead kids.  Hmm, I don't think things are going to go well, especially since this is children of the corn country.

This might have been better off by not calling itself a sequel to Children of the Corn. I'm sure it continues to profit financially from the title, but it seems like brainwashed children killing adults in town would be pretty spooky even without a cornfield to gather in. That being said, I wasn't particularly spooked by anything in the movie.  Little brother James is played by the guy who grew up to play Puck on the TV show, Glee.

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