Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1993)

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This 1992 horror sequel concerns a journalist (Terence Knox) and his son (Paul Scherrer), who must travel to Gatlin, Nebraska to investigate the murder of 50 adults.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Paramount Home Video

Cast

Terence Knox
as John Garrett
Paul Scherrer
as Danny Garrett
Ned Romero
as Red Bear
Marty Terry
as Mrs. Burke/Mrs. West
Joe Inscoe
as Simpson
Ed Grady
as Dr. Appleby
Wallace Merck
as Sheriff
Ted Travelstead
as Mordechai
John Bennes
as Hollings
Bob Harvey
as Reporter
Matthew Hunter
as Dead Guy
Michael Hall
as The Children of the Corn
Rob Treveiler
as McKenzie
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Critic Reviews for Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
ReelViews
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Corn II is so despicable that it makes the lowly Children of the Corn flick from '84 look good.

Full Review… | January 31, 2014
Georgia Straight

Much better than the first.

March 8, 2008

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June 18, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice

½

"What is all this shit about the corn?" Uninspired schlock, Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice is a convoluted sequel that only serves to muddle up the series. After the events of the last film the surviving children of Gatlin are taken to the next town over and placed in foster care, but the call of the corn raises up another prophet to carry on the cleansing of the adult impurity. The story is poorly written and the characters aren't very interesting. Additionally, some reconning is done in order to make this plot work (to the extent that it does), but in the end it just creates a bunch of inconsistences and over explains what's best left ambiguous. Poorly made and horribly executed, Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice is a desperate attempt to turn a one-off B-horror film into a series.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice is just as good as the original. The film has an entertaining plot with a decent cast of actors. I enjoyed this film, and thought for a sequel, was pretty good. Story is a bit more developed this time around, and director David Price steadily and effectively builds the tension with good gore and good scares. The film succeeds where so many other sequels have failed. There are good, horrifying elements here, and the script is well written and the scares are plentiful with a good dose of blood and gore. This is where this sequel, along with others differ significantly from the first film, its use of violence to help create the terror. Sure the firs film was violent, but it relied more on suspense and tension to effectively build up the terror in the viewer. The result is a good sequel that is just as good as the first one, but the use of more blood and gore adds an effective air of tension. Sure, the film could have used without the gore, but sometimes it's good to try new things, and for this franchise. The film a good entry in the series and is very entertaining, unfortunately, many people overlook this film, and the series in general. This is a good horror film that should appeal to fans of the first, and is definitely an underrated film. Worth watching and is a good horror sequel.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

½

This is just stupid. Isn't it enough with evil religious kids killing adults?....isn't that scary enough?...do we really need this "he-who-walks-behind-the-rows"-fella? and do they really need to show that he really exist? in some kind of form...that just shows us that the kids where right...they aren't crazy...stupid. Some of the killing scenes was okay though.

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

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