Children of the Corn: The Gathering (Video 1996)

Children of the Corn: The Gathering (Video 1996)

Released: 1996
Genre: Genre, Horror, Thriller
Director: Greg Spence
Starring: Karen Black, Jamie Renée Smith, Naomi Watts, ,
Run time: 85 min
IMDb: 4.2/10
Country: USA
Views: 172377

Synopsis

Storyline:
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 <[email protected]>
User Reviews: If a franchise is lucky enough to get to the fourth movie then it needs to be ready to adapt, it needs to be ready to change so that things don’t get boring but stay true to its origins.

Here in "The Gathering" we see all the towns children get sick with a mysterious virus only to awakan claiming to be someone else. Soon the killings begin and it comes down to a young Naomi Watts to combat their evil scheme.

Going in I expected the worst, all 3 previous movies had failed to impress and could not be referred to anything beyond passable. Somehow this has been the best one so far and is true 90’s horror at its core.

I think the whole Children Of The Corn concept has gotten somewhat over convoluted by this stage and doesn’t even remotely resemble Stephen Kings creation. Regardless this is a passable enough little fluff piece that should keep fans of the series entertained.

The Good:

Looks great

Some inventive kills

The Bad:

Still suffers many of the franchises weaker tropes

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

A scythe to the genitals might be an unpleasant way to go

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