Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice (1992) Movie Review

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Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice (1992)

1992 | R | Horror, Thriller
92 minutes / 1h 32min

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Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice Plot Synopsis:

Belated sequel to the '84 film. 8 years after the first, authorities discover the mutilated bodies of adults in the secluded town of Gatlin, Nebraska and children hiding in the corn. Enter John Garrett (Terence Knox) and son Danny (Paul Scherrer) who head for Gatlin on a story and get caught up in this mess when an orphan named Micah (Ryan Bollman) is possessed by He Who Walks Behind The Rows.

Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice (1992) Review

Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice (1992) is an American horror thriller that is the sequel to Children of the Corn (1984). Director David Price (Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995), Laredo (2009), Son of Darkness: To Die for II (1991)) did an average job executing this cult classic that was written by Stephen King (short story). The movie contains violence, gore, bad language, gruesome scenes, religion, throat slitting, possession, people on fire, killer child, human sacrifice, blood, impaled child, and corpses. There were not much tension, suspense, thrills or frightening scenes.


Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice revolves around the town of Hemingford, Nebraska and the surviving children from Gatlin. The adults in Hemingford adopted the surviving children whom later went to the cornfield. Reporter John Garret (Terence Knox - Tour of Duty (1987), St. Elsewhere (1982), Tripwire (1989)) and is covering the Gatlin’s children story. John began a relationship with Angela (Rosalind Allen - All My Children (1970), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Santa Barbara (1984), Ticks (1993)) who is the owner of the bed and breakfast he is staying at while his son Danny spends time with Lacey. There are a killer/killers on the loose that is murdering just about anyone with no concern. John grew suspicious of the deaths/murders and began investigating, but everyone he appears to investigate ends up dead shortly after. Could the corn from the cornfield be the cause of the making people kill others? There is a lot about the movie that is interesting, but I cannot say because they are all spoilers.

Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice obviously has a lot of flaws, but it was an entertaining watch that had some pretty good kills and action scenes. This is the best segment in its series by far, and that is a terrible thing because this movie only scored a five - makes you wonder what the other movies are like. All of the actors gave an average performance, and the special effects were nothing above average. The cinematographer, editor, director, producer and makeup department did an average job - no one gave anything to the movie that was above average which is sad, but the movie was not a bad watch, so it works. Just imagine if everyone had put their best foot forward when working on this film - what and exquisite, magnificent watch it could have been.

  • Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 3.55
  • IMDB: 4.3
  • MetaCritic: 1.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 2.2

About Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice 1992

Title: Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice
AKA: Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
Year: 1992
Runtime: 92 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 1.77/5 stars from 6,759 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6,759
MPAA Rating: R
Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice Cast Starring: Todd Davis, Robert C. Treveiler, Robert Harvey, Sean Bridgers, Marty Terry, Jennifer Day, John Bennes, Wallace Merck, David Hains, Ed Grady, Christie Clark, Ned Romero, Joe Inscoe, Ted Travelstead, Amy Johnson, Aleasha Kivett, Aubrey Dollar, Mandy Newman, Kristy Angell, Christy Smith, Lelia Marlaine, Bill Wagner, Emily Mortorff, Matthew Hunter, Morgan Mortorff, Erik Christenbury, Holly Kidd, Zack Clark, Talia Pierce, Michael Hall
Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice Writers: Stephen King, A L Katz, Gilbert Adler
Children of the Corn II: Final Sacrifice Director: David Price
Production: Paramount Home Video
Language: English
Country: USA