CHILDREN OF THE CORN: RUNAWAY REVIEWED
“Children of the Corn: Runaway” took me awhile to grasp. While I’m a fan of the Gulagers and the directing efforts, this movie asks a lot. How one Stephen King short story could spawn a horror franchise is beyond me. There was barely enough material for two movies. Now, we’re approaching double digits and the need to branch out of the original Gatlin area. So, what comes of this entry? The easy answer is nothing.
Taking cues from the later Halloween movies, we get a strange woman fleeing town to give birth elsewhere. Now, a stalking figure approaches her progeny from points beyond. If you had the time to throw Paul Rudd into the mix, this would almost be like it’s 1995 all over again. But, it’s not. There is a solid effort to make a thoughtful horror movie, but there’s no meat left on these bones. Given the success of “It”, I assume that we’re getting a revamp coming soon.
The difference being is that a novel vs. a short story produces different adaptation effects. There is only so much ground you can cover in repeating the same bogeyman. Unfortunately, Runaway wasn’t able to find more ground.
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- 2.40:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track