The film describes the events leading up to, and including, the massacre of the adults of a small town in Nebraska by their children, after the adults’ irresponsibility ruins the crop and the children’s future.
Children of the Corn (2020) is a movie my wife and I caught in theatres this evening. The storyline follows a small Midwestern town whose crops aren’t producing and the townspeople are ready to enroll in a government program and destroys their land. The kids don’t agree and take drastic measures to change their minds.
This movie is written and directed by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium) and stars Elena Kampouris (My Big Fat Greek Wedding II), Kate Moyer (The Handmaid’s Tale), Callan Mulvey (Batman vs Superman), Bruce Spence (The Road Warrior: Mad Max 2) and Alyla Browne (Nine Perfect Strangers).
This movie reminded me a little of the Evil Dead remake where they switched up characteristics from the first film and some of the concepts worked but most of them didn’t. The storyline is essentially a modern prequel to the original with a few twists on the original characters. We also get to see “He who walks behind the rows,” aka Evil Groot. The child acting in this is better than the adults. There’s a vote scene in this that’s awful. The acting by the main character, Kampouris, was painful; however, Kate Moyer killed it as Eden. Every scene she’s in is unpredictable and she nailed the mannerisms. Every jail scene in this is a 10/10. I really enjoyed the kill sequence, both by the people and “He who walks behind the rows.” I didn’t mind the CGI, though I usually do in the horror genre, though I wish “He who walks behind the rows” was a bit more menacing, like the creature at the end of Smile.
Overall, this is an uneven horror movie with some worthwhile kill scenes. I would score this a 4/10 and recommend seeing it once.