In 1984, Children of the Corn made its cinematic debut. The horror film – an adaptation of the Stephen King story of the same name – proved popular enough to spawn a collection of films. Lots of films.

But how many Children of the Corn films are there?

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The Children of the Corn films in order

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To date, there are ten Children of the Corn movies. The collection incorporates a mix of theatrically released films, direct-to-video titles, and television movies.

The Children of the Corn movies – which were produced between 1984 and 2018 – include:

  • Children of the Corn (1984)
  • Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
  • Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
  • Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996)
  • Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998)
  • Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return (1999)
  • Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001)
  • Children of the Corn (2009)
  • Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)
  • Children of the Corn: Runaway (2018)
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Are all of the Children of the Corn movies part of the same series?

The majority of the films within the Children of the Corn movie collection are all loosely part of the same series, but the connection is largely in the name alone. Children of the Corn ’09 is a TV movie remake of the original film.

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Who are the cast of the Children of the Corn films?

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The cast of the Children of the Corn films differ across the course of the series. Notable actors include Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Terence Knox, Naomi Watts, Alexis Arquette, Eva Mendes, David Carradine, Kane Hodder, Nancy Allen, Stacy Keach, and Michael Ironside.

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Is the Children of the Corn film series the work of the same director?

The Children of the Corn films are the work of multiple directors, with a different director helming each entry in the series.

Fritz Kiersch directed Children of the Corn ’84, while David Price directed Children of the Corn II, James D. R. Hickok directed Children of the Corn III, Greg Spence directed Children of the Corn IV, and Ethan Wiley directed Children of the Corn V. Kari Skogland oversaw Children of the Corn 666, Guy Magar directed Children of the Corn: Revelation, Donald P. Borchers directed Children of the Corn ’09, Joel Soisson directed Children of the Corn: Genesis, and John Gulager directed Children of the Corn: Runaway.

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What is the best Children of the Corn film?

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Children of the Corn ‘84 is generally considered to be the strongest film in the collection. The remaining entries are regarded as weak films.

According to IMDb the Children of the Corn films are ranked as follows:

  • Children of the Corn (1984) – 5.7/10
  • Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992) – 4.3/10
  • Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996) – 4.2/10
  • Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995) – 4.1/10
  • Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) – 3.9/10
  • Children of the Corn (2009) – 3.8/10
  • Children of the Corn: Runaway (2018) – 3.8/10
  • Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011) – 3.7/10
  • Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return (1999) – 3.5/10
  • Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001) – 3.4/10
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