In this book, Steve Hutchison presents 76 of the worst horror movies ever made. Each article contains a rating, a synopsis, and a review. The films are ranked according to the sum of eight ratings. How many have you seen?
Few things stand out in this third sequel to an initial adaptation of a Stephen King short story about children worshiping what became an interchangeable god. On one side, you have unnecessary flashbacks and nightmare sequences that bring nothing to the plot, therefore cluttering an already vague concept; on the other a now medical approach to the corn phenomenon.
Poor lighting, basic photography, passive directing, bad editing; Children of the Corn is a return to boredom after the more entertaining Part 3. There seemed to be hopes of new directions for the franchise to take in the previous film, but the special effects are back to their uninteresting self and we don’t care for the characters because everybody’s underdeveloped. The actors are holding back.
The film at least tries to bring its source material elsewhere. The curse is investigated for the first time but perhaps too seriously. This is still a film about possessed corn fields. The cult used to be led by a demonic kid and is now depicted as a disease. It's not necessarily a plot hole, doesn't exactly contradict the mythos we take for granted, but it creates confusion for fan.