Children Of The Corn V: Fields Of Terror (1998) Movie Review

Children Of The Corn V: Fields Of Terror (1998)

1998 | R | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy
83 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

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Children Of The Corn V: Fields Of Terror Review


Six college students take a wrong turn and find themselves lost in a strangely deserted rural town.....

The title is pronounced Fields… of… TERRRROOORRRRR! by the way. Yet another instalment in a series based on a premise so obviously not made for sequels I can hardly believe it got this far, let alone grinding on for two more films after this, it barely steps outside the well-established formula. A couple of promising ideas are left completely undeveloped, and one in particular is so laughably thin it makes the surrounding plot look inspired.

Of course there are spooky kids, plenty of blood, the daffy corn cult and deeply stupid outsiders. One of the stupid outsiders, Kia (Eva Mendes) reads about two pages of the cult’s Bible, decides to join, and flings herself into a burning corn silo in the name of He Who Walks Behind the Rows. Yeah, she’s upset, but come on! The movie never even tries to convince us that she’s in enough turmoil to drive her to it. It’s ridiculous. It could have been interesting, bit of a look at brainwashing maybe, but it’s a nothing plot twist.

About Children Of The Corn V: Fields Of Terror (1998)

Title: Children Of The Corn V: Fields Of Terror
Original Title: Children of the Corn 5: Fields of Terror, Children of the Corn V: Field of Screams
AKA: Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
Year: 1998
Runtime: 83 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 8 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Kane Hodder, David Carradine, Danny Goldring, Fred Williamson, Jennifer Badger, Eva Mendes, Hiro Koda, Season Hubley, Dave Buzzotta, Gary Bullock, Deborah Strang, Alexis Arquette, Angela Jones, Adam Wylie, Aaron Jackson, Frank Lloyd, Edward Edwards, Sicily Johnson, Ahmet Zappa, Diva Zappa, Christopher Stinson, Stacy Galina, Greg Vaughan, Olivia Burnette, Matthew Tait
Writers: Stephen King, Ethan Wiley
Director: Ethan Wiley

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