Children of the Corn title

AKA: Children of the Corn 2 : Deadly Harvest

Tag Line : The ultimate adult nightmare.

Children of the Corn Part 2 : The Final SacrificeSet shortly after the events of part 1 (even though it was filmed some 8 years after the fact), the surviving children of Gatlin, the setting of the original film, are being taken into foster care at the nearby township of Hemingford, which is where news reporter John Garnett (Terrence Knox) has decided to visit in the hopes of scoring a big story about the recent events.

However, whilst John is pursuing his story, it would appear that some of the children aren't too willing to give up their old ways just yet. After finding a new leader among them, a young farm boy named Micah (Ryan Bollman) it isn't long before the children of Gatlin, along with a few new followers from Hemmingford, are up to their old tricks again.

Meanwhile John, who is being aided by a local university lecturer named John Redbear, has made a few interesting discoveries about the seemingly innocent town of Hemmingford. It turns out that they have been harvesting contaminated corn these past few years, which would have had serious consequences for anybody downwind. In particular, the nearby town of Gatlin. Could the children's neurotic behaviour be down to something as simple as exposure to corn toxins, or is there really something more sinister going on behind the cornstalks?

In either case, time is running out for John and the unsuspecting people of Hemmingford as the children rise up and prepare to pick up were Isaac left off. Sacrificing the blood of those they believe defiled the corn....

OK it was fairly obvious that this wasn't going to be anyway near as good as the original, but as far as 90's made-for-video sequels go, this isn't half bad. There is a hilarious death scene with an old woman & her electric wheelchair, involving a remote control unit and a 10 tonne truck (your mind can fill in the blanks) and the scenes with Christie Clark's character (the girl on the moped) were very diverting indeed (particularly the scene with the waterfall).

Overall Marks : 5/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Alternate tag line "These children are home alone, too. But their parents won't be coming back".

  • The films budget was $900,000.

  • Terrence Knox also played Sgt Anderson in the US TV series "Tour of Duty".

  • Composer Daniel Licht also scored the music for the films "Hellraiser 4 : Bloodline", Steven King's "Thinner", "Necronomicon" and some of the "Amityville" sequels.

  • Rosalind Allen went on to play the role of Dr Wendy in the ill-fated sci-fi show "SeaQuest DSV".

  • The US release is apparently slightly different to the UK and European versions. The US release features additional effects in some scenes and different music.

  • Christie Clark also played "Angela" in "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 : Freddy's Revenge".

  • Ned Romero, who plays Frank Redbear, also played the Indian chief "Ezra" in "House 4 - The Repossession".

  • The films original sub-title "Deadly Harvest" was dropped in favour of "The Final Sacrifice" as the distributors believed that if people thought it was the final film they would be more likely to want to see it, and so make more money.

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