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The acting might be a step up from the last few but everything else is a step back.
2/5. Some decent acting, competent characters, and one awesome kill, but this movie is mostly bland.
Some of this had a creepier tone than the previous installment but the production quality definitely took a hit. It's pretty awful.
Dang, this movie was almost awesome compared to the 2 sequels before it. It wasn't very good but still felt like it. Still sucked, but actually a decent plot that had potential to be scary (even though it wasn't). The acting was the best in the series since the original and Naomi Watts was part of the reason, even though she probably ignores the fact she was in this movie. Overall, it wasn't connected to the other movies, but that's definitely not an issue considering how terrible 2 and 3 were.
Although not as looney tunes as number three was, this installment of the COTC does have some charms, Albeit a little more violent and nasty. Still beats the original movie though
The lighting wasn't horrible... I think they did it on purpose.
After watching C.O.T.C. 3, which was terrible, I found myself liking this one. It's not a bad little horror movie, that fans of old school horror may enjoy. The FX are all practical and are well done. The only thing this movie really has in common with C.O.T.C. though is it's name. It takes a departure from the other C.O.T. C.'s and goes for it's own story, that has nothing to do with "he who walks behind the rows". There's plenty of good, gory kills, and with people with bad attention spans you won't be left long with nothing on to keep your interest. The movie isn't trying to break new ground, or be something that it's not. It's just trying to be a horror movie about children killing adults to resurrect a dead preacher boy, that's it, and it succeeds in doing what it set out to do.
This installment in the otherwise decent horror series, was a major dud. The inclusion of a young Naomi Watts gave me hope but the story around her was lame and everything about this one was underwhelming. The kids got sick, started turning on their parents and other adults and after a struggle to find out the source of this it all culminated in a very weak "final battle" that I still can't believe was the true ending. Every long horror series always has a few failures and this was one for sure.
You'd think this was crap, and you'd be right. Aside from a very young Naomi Watts - the reason I watched it - there is nothing good here. The story gets far away from the King short story, and as a result isn't very good. The effects are fairly bad too. For hardcore Watts fans only.
Taking the series in a new direction, Children of the Corn: The Gathering attempts to tell a different kind of horror story. Breaking away from the corn cult theme, this chapter follows the spirit of a child preacher who possesses the children of the town of Grand Island, Nebraska, in order to exact revenge for his death and find a new host body. Naomi Watts and William Windom lead the cast and give fairly decent performances, but there's not much talent among the child actors. The script is also rather weak and does a poor job of storytelling. There are a lot of problems with Children of the Corn: The Gathering, but it's a breath of fresh air in this series and delivers some entertaining horror scenes.