Children of the Corn 2: The Final Sacrifice
doctor: "You actually see a connection between the nosebleed and the house falling?"
Garrett: "Yeah, they're both dead. That seems to happen a lot around here."."
release year: 1993
viewing setting: home DVD, 9/14/14
synopsis: Right after the events of the last movie, the remaining children are rallied by a new leader, and begin planning evil in a neighboring town.
impressions: This one was fairly well-done and entertaining. Basically almost right away, the evil force in the corn finds another kid to possess, and then he begins plotting bad things. Meanwhile, there's a subplot involving tainted corn. Throw in an intrepid reporter, his rebellious son, a love interest for each, and an old Indian and you've got the ingredients for solid B-movie horror. The evil kids here just seem to blindly obey, and enjoy doing it. The monster in the corn never really appears or does much, other than possess the one kid and randomly fire blue lightning; I was left confused as to its true purpose and abilities.
body count: 8, plus a bunch of people inside a burning building
something this movie has that no other movie has: A lady in a wheelchair being hit by a truck and catapulted through a window and into a bingo parlor.
acting: Terence Knox is the fairly competent main reporter-guy, who looks a lot like a younger Martin Sheen. Paul Scherrer is his angry son. Ryan Bolliman does an outstanding job as the evil kid prophet. Ned Romero is humorous as the old Indian.
final word: Decent sequel, somewhat creepy.
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