I find this to be the second best of the series(my fave is part 5), thisonehas suspense, gory deaths, is well acted, and it has Karen Black, one of myfave actresses of all time. It also has a large body count and enoughgraphic violence to satisfy gore hounds.
Children of the Corn 4: The Gathering (1996) 720p YIFY Movie
Children of the Corn 4: The Gathering (1996)
All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of kids killed long ago, and then start killing ...
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All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of kids killed long ago, and then start killing any adult in their path, in vicious and mysterious forms. A young woman who has just returned to town tries to find out what is happening, while trying to protect her transformed young sister. However, the kids are starting to revive their leader...
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Reviewed byJimSthersVote: 10/10/10
"Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering" is the fourth installment in the "Children of the Corn" series, and was surprisingly a decent sequel. After the horrible monster effects in Part III's finale (which almost completely ruined the movie for me) I was hoping "The Gathering" would head in a new direction, which it did. This sequel concerns a small town in the midwest. Naomi Watts plays Grace, a medical student who returns to care for her mother, and in turn, her young siblings, who begin to display a strange illness manifesting in all the town's children. Turns out that the cult of children are back, trying to recruit more young'ns (after killing their parents) into their organization for "he who walks behind the rows".
No doubt, one of the most memorable things about this film is Naomi Watts' performance, who showed chops even her in her first lead role. I'm sure most people who see this will recognize her from the hit Japanese remake "The Ring."
Even still, "Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering" is one of the standout films of the series for a variety of other reasons. It is well-shot, for one; while it is a direct-to-video picture, it surprisingly doesn't really look like one. There is an unnerving sleepiness to the film that plays off of the bucolic midwestern set pieces, and some phenomenally creepy sequences featuring Karen Black as Watts' agoraphobic mother. The film makes ample use of its dusty farmhouses and the sinister images of children lurking across the road.
Granted, the film does show its B-movie teeth in some of the murder sequences, which are far- fetched and at times absurd, but the splatter factor here is strong and the gore effects are rather convincing overall. Another obvious but vital element to this film working as well is it does is the strength of the performances. Watts, again, is great in her first lead here, and Karen Black is phenomenal as she always is— the role leaves her plenty of room to act out the eccentricities she does so well. Even the performances from the children are above-average for a film like this.
Overall, if you're a fan of the series, this is one of the better (and perhaps maybe the best) sequel. It's a "Children of the Corn" sequel, so obviously it is not a flawless film, but it is well-shot and there are a handful of genuinely effective moments to be had, and the film paces itself well without devolving into schlock. Enjoy your straight-to-video splat with a side of Watts and Karen Black— how can you go wrong? 7/10.
This is pretty different from the first two(and possibly the third, haven'tseen that yet), but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I liked the factthat there was no mention whatsoever of "He who walks behind the rows". Thatwas the most annoying thing in the first two movies for me, especially whenit turns out it is in fact a god of the corn... that's just too far out.Instead, we here have a preacher child, who controls the children. I thinkthat's a very good twist, since now the enemy is personified. No blackclouds, no lightning and no moving corn.Much better. It does still have some of the corny(no pun intended) stuff,especially in some of the death scenes. It does have a better plot than boththe first movies in my opinion, but it's somewhat ruined by a few things;bad acting by some of the actors, a few ridiculous death scenes, and at somepoints it is slow. I personally think the whole influenza thing was betterthan the lightning from the first two movies, but some fans of the originalmight hate it. 7/10