Andrés Muschietti’s IT may not be the only film based on a Stephen King story arriving in 2017. Back in April 2016, rumors were swirling about a new Children of the Corn sequel in the works at Dimension. For those who may not be aware, there have already been 8 sequels to the original, released in 1984, making 9 total. Of course, all but the first 2 Children films went straight to DVD, and the majority of them are none too spectacular; so it’s appropriate that little attention has been paid to another installment. Still the series has had some notable highlights and has amassed a sizable cult following over the years.
Children of the Corn: Runaway was filmed in Oklahoma City last summer; local papers ran the following pics from the production, helmed by John Gulager of Feast and Piranha 3DD fame from a script penned by Joel Soisson (who also wrote the last installment, Children of the Corn: Genesis).
According to IMDB, Children of the Corn: Runaway is indeed slated for release (straight to DVD) sometime this year, but precious little else is known. Von Allen will be playing a character called “Scarecrow” which is intriguing (love me some creepy demonic scarecrows!), but nothing else jumps out as particularly interesting.
At the moment, there isn’t a trailer or even a poster, but we do have the synopsis. Check it out below, along with a trailer and synopsis for the original Children of the Corn (which is a bona fide classic of 1980s era horror).
Official Synopsis: The plot of Children of the Corn: Runaway follows a young pregnant Ruth who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a child. She lands in the small Oklahoma town, but something is following her. Now, she must confront this evil or lose her child.
The film stars Marci Miller, Lynn Andrews III, and JR Hatchett.
Official Synopsis: Set in the fictitious rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska, the film tells the story of a malevolent entity referred to as “He Who Walks Behind The Rows” which entices the children of the town to ritually murder all the adults in town and a couple driving across country, to ensure a successful corn harvest.