Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return (1999)

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1.5 Overall Score
Story: 1/10
Acting: 3/10
Visuals: 1/10

Franklin's return as Isaac

Bad story, little effects

 
Movie Info

Movie Name:  Children of the Corn 666:  Isaac’s Return

Studio:  Dimension Films

Genre(s):  Horror/B-Movie

Release Date(s):  October 19, 1999

MPAA Rating:  R

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Listen if it weren’t for the money, I wouldn’t be back…I mean…I have risen!

Hannah (Natalie Ramsey) has decided to return to the town of Gatlin to find her real mother.  As one of the children of the original Gatlin children, Hannah could be the source of a possible prophecy which talks about the rise of He-Who-Walks-Behind-the-Rows.  When Hannah returns Isaac (John Franklin) awakes from his coma.  Now Isaac is working to ensure that the prophesy comes to pass and that her mother Rachel (Nancy Allen) can prevent it to come to pass.  Isaac finds however that things have changed since he was in a coma and that he might not be the one calling the shots.

Directed by Kari Skogland, Children of the Corn 666:  Isaac’s Return (or simply known as Children of the Corn 6) was a straight-to-video release in 1999.  It followed Children of the Corn V:  Fields of Terror in 1998 and was more closely tied to the original Children of the Corn film through the inclusion of John Franklin.

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Damn…how did I end up here?

The movie is cheap, overly long, and a bit confusing.  There are very few special effects in the film and that forces it to be more “plot driven” without the effects.  With a poor plot, that doesn’t happen in the film.  Instead we have a weak story about an adoption and a prophecy which requires the main character to get pregnant by He-Who-Walks-Behind-the-Rows.  Though it has a story similar to Rosemary’s Baby, you’d be pressed to find anyone to compare Children of the Corn 666:  Isaac’s Return to Rosemary’s Baby.

The fun of Children of the Corn 666 is Isaac’s return and John Franklin is criminally underused in the film.  Though he sure seemed pretty dead in Children of the Corn, he’s allegedly been in a coma (no explanation is attempted…nor are the budding horns in the original are explained).  Franklin was always a strange guy who’s most remembered for his role in the original Children of the Corn, so it is fun to see him back.  I wish he had been better used and that the story would circle more around that Isaac is no longer a “Children of the Corn” and technically should be sacrificed to He-Who-Walks-Behind-the Rows also.

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Do I look like someone who would lie to you?

Franklin is joined by genre stars Nancy Allen and Stacy Keach.  Unlike a lot of the other Children of the Corn films, there haven’t really been any break out young actors from this film.  That was some of the fun of the other bad sequels.  Franklin, Keach, and Allen might be a fun little combo, but they can hardly carry the weak movie.

Children of the Corn 666:  Isaac’s Return is a pretty poor sequel to a so-so line of film.  It is readly available with Children of the Corn IIIV on a special four pack Blu-Ray and can be picked up for cheap.  Children of the Corn 666:  Isaac’s Return was followed by Children of the Corn:  Revelations in 2001 before the series was re-launched in 2009.

Related Links:

Children of the Corn (1984)

Children of the Corn II:  The Final Sacrifice (1993)

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)

 

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