School of Terror 2019: 49 Gateways to Horror

The films described in this book are perfect for children and teenagers with a fascination for horror movies. They contain very little violence, coarse language and nudity, if any.

The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, and quality.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, emotions, eight ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice

A journalist and his son visit a town with a dark past and investigate its mysteries.
United States
Canada
1992
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Demon Film
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
Catastrophes: 
Fire
Storm
Dimensional: 
God
Hellish
Spirit
Unknown
Plant: 
Crop
Dolls: 
Voodoo Doll
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer
Possessor
Conjurer
3.04
Bad Harvest...
5.04
3.04
5.04
4
1
3
3
Pace
Plot
Dialogue
The action takes place after the original. Children of the Corn 2 doesn’t spend as much time setting its premise and elaborates further on what we know. There is a whole new cast and no returning characters. Attempts at giving the newcomers depth are futile. This is partially due to stereotyping, bad dialogue and overacting, but also because the source material isn't epic enough to afford sequels.
Though not an enhancement in any way, it is slightly livelier than its predecessor. The lighting and the overall cinematography are still minimalist and the camera work limited; sometimes impersonal, subject to bad artistic decisions and not enough creative ambition. We get more back-story about the cult of minors and "He Who Walks behind the Rows".
There's a stale subplot revolving about native heritage and wisdom, and another one about some aged cop. Both feel out of context considering we’re merely dealing with a cult of brats worshiping corn. With its sprinkled novelty; mostly distinctive supernatural events, this is a faithful companion piece to the original that doesn't do anything better but at least cares about visual continuity.
Alternate Titles: 
Children of the Corn II
Children of the Corn 2
Children of the Corn Part II
Children of the Corn Part 2
Children of the Corn 2: The Final Sacrifice
Children of the Corn: Deadly Harvest
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