Getting pretty dull
General Zombie | the West | 01/07/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is the dullest of the CotC films so far, but it's too late for me to turn back now. Much like the last 2 ones, it doesn't seem directly related to the original film, but just another variation on the basic setup. The corn matters again this time, however, and He Who Walks Behind the Rows is back, though this time as a fire in a corn silo, for some reason. For most part nothing really happens. There is a plot, of sorts, involving the main characters brother who joined the Corn Cult and so on, but it's just another basic re-do where a pack of young people stumble into a town full of evil children. They stand around for a long time, eventually some people die, but not in a particularly intriguing fashion. David Carradine makes a brief appearence, and he's passably amusing, but the film hasn't got a whole lot else going for it. Also, the head evil kid isn't very good, as has generally been the case in this series. It's tough to make small children scary or intimidating, I guess. The film does have an amusingly pointless stinger at the end, and once the killin gets started it's sufficiently amusing, but it's mostly a whole lotta nothin.
Justin | Goergia | 12/21/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is probobly the 2nd to worst out of the whole 7 movies. It just aint creepy or wierd enough like "COTC 1" and "COTC 4" They have an adult co-leader and child leader that is about 12 or 13. All the rest of the kids are anywhere between 15-17 years old. This movie didnt show any of thier cult meetings and there was just too much gore in this film, which really was boring cause it was the same kids that killed. If you want to see a decent COTC movie with the kids and the gore, you need to get either "COTC 2" or "COTC 4" They have more of the little kids in it killing or doing thier cult stuff. But this movie was just not needed for the series."
Parental Rule #1: Avoid CornFields
TastyBabySyndrome | "Daddy Dagon's Daycare" - Proud Sponsor of the Lit | 02/08/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Back to the cornfields with He Who Walks Behind the Rows for another installment of guess with adult's in trouble now. That's right, here's yet another installation in the saga of He Who Preys Upon the Young, this time showcasing the plights of a few rather unfortunate young adults as they wander into the stalking fields. It begins as two cars toting six unwary occupants near a small town where their friend, a victim of an "accidental bungee cord jumping" demise, wanted his ashes to be spread. As these city-dwellers move closer and closer to the prize, however, they blunder into the hands of some rather unfriendly youths looking for some time, and folks they don't seem to appreciate, to kill. Its strange to say that, in watch the Children of the Corn sequels, I've found very few things captivating and yet I still harrowingly press onward. I'm not certain why that is or what the call the cornfield actually has on a soul, but I know that many of these movies, such as this one, are in the realms of basic bloody entertainment don't reach the pinnacles of enjoyment that I sometimes strive for. There were moments of wonderful brutality in the movie, with many a body (outstretched arm, unwisely placed head) meeting the edge of some very sharp harvesting utensils, and there were a few moments that seemed to have that special something to give a person that had been traveling the rows for a while. Still, as it pressed into the faith matters and the principles that had been secured deep into this viewing mind since the onset of the series, I found my mind impatient and mentally wandering, looking for something akin to a horrific manifestation to make everything all right. This sadly never came, though, and I found myself with only some blundering antics thrown into the midst of some gargantuan fields to keep me company, chasing it all with some very angry, sometimes easy-on-the-eyes (at least in one instance) youthful hostiles on their heels. If you've pressed this far into the fields and made it through some of the very bad sequels, then this won't be as wretched of a taste as some of the others you've found. You'll find yourself laughing at some of the cheap effects, though, and noting that David Carradine makes a very good chair-bound mouthpiece, plus you should like some of the deaths (even a certain entertaining Zappa appears therein) as they paint the screen with blood. This is why I, for some reason or another, give it a 3.2 on the 5 star list, because I've been worse places and appreciate the offerings made. Still, if you haven't made it this far, I wouldn't suggest taking on such a hefty task of moving this far up the ladder, mostly because the beast inside the silo is bound to disappoint you as much - although the ironies in the ending might make you nod your head and laugh."
Cute people get killed
Tim Lieder | New York, NY | 07/26/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Besides a cameo by Fred Williamson, most of the people getting killed in this thing are cute college students. I swear that the main person is Martha Quinn from MTV but that's just because I hope for Martha Quinn to succeed in something if only in B movies.Nothing all that original in this one, except that the chick that looks like Martha Quinn (but I think she's one of the Arquettes - the one that doesn't make any money) is trying to save her brother from this cult because he's chickening out on his 18th birthday. The rest of the cast gets killed, although the really cute Hispanic girl jumps into the fire because she has come to believe in the tenets of the cult and she's too old to live. She's also in mourning but I really fail to see how easily someone can be brainwashed into killing oneself. Usually it takes months, even years to get someone into a state where they will kill themselves for religion. This woman spends one afternoon thinking about one of the dumb kids said and she's jumping into the fire.It's not a bad video and I've seen worse horror movies, but there's something anemic about this whole endeavor. Maybe it's just that everyone is TOO good looking, not as good looking as those cute victims in Urban Legend, but still too uniformly cute.Oh yeah, this one also has not one but TWO of the Zappa brats. Sorry, but Dweezil's not one of them."