CHILDREN OF THE CORN: RUNAWAY Blu-ray Review
A pregnant woman escapes a murderous child cult in a small town and spends the next decade living anonymously to protect her son. After they move to a new town, she realizes something evil is following them, and she must confront it to save them.
Directed By: John Gulager
Written By: Joel Soisson
Starring: Clu Gulager (Crusty), Marci Miller (Ruth), Mary Kathryn Bryant (Sarah), Molly Nikki Anderson (Sexy hotel girl Mia), Lynn Andrews III (Carl), Blaine Maye (Malachi), Jake Ryan Scott (Aaron), and more.
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: Approx. 82 minutes
- English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
- Resolution: 1080p
- Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Subtitles: English SDH & Spanish
- Deleted Scene
I give the Children of the Corn: Runaway Blu-ray a C.
My first thought while watching this Blu-ray- this film has nothing to do with the first film.
I am a huge fan of the first film which was released in 1984. I always loved any film where they take something so innocent and make it so sinister. Your antagonist in this film is actually something that you wouldn’t expect, A child.
As I stated above, this film has nothing to do with its 1984 counterpart. The main character Ruth (played by Marci Miller) had an uncanny resemblance to Amy Steel who played Ginny in Friday the 13th: Part II. I felt this film lacked “the Children” and “the Corn”. The first film introduced us to Malachi and his gang who worshiped “He who walks behind the rows” (it does mention this somewhat at the beginning of the film). It was similar to a religious congregation but involving children. These children would do the bidding of this “God”. This film lacked all of this. The only time we actually saw the children were when Ruth (Miller) was having flashbacks as she was one of the children that escaped the madness. The film was centered mostly on Ruth and her son. But, there was this little girl with a yellow dress that seemed to appear. I think she was the one thing I really liked about this film. Not only was her performance creepy. She had this innocent yet sinister look to her. Another part I liked was the scenes where the killings would play in reverse. It was somewhat of a waking nightmare to Ruth but the effect was kind of cool and somewhat scary.
Catch Children of the Corn: Runaway out on Blu-ray & Digital March 13th!