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Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
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Title: Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
Directed by: Greg Spence
Written by: Greg Spence; Stephen Berger
Produced by: Gary DePew
Music by: David C. Williams
Cinematography: Richard Clabaugh; Charles Hatcher; Dean Lent; Michael Off
Edited by: Christopher Cibelli
Distributed by: Dimension Films
Released: October 8th, 1996
Rating: R
Running time: 85 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Previous: Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
Next: Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998)

Children of the Corn: The Gathering is an American horror film of the psycho-thriller subgenre. It is the fourth film in the Children of the Corn series and was directed by Greg Spence. It was produced by Stephen Berger for Dimension Films and was released direct-to-video on October 8th, 1996. It is based on concepts originally developed by author Stephen King who wrote the short story "Children of the Corn", which first appeared in the March, 1977 issue of Penthouse magazine. The story was later collected in the anthology novel Night Shift. The film stars Naomi Watts, Karen Black, Jamie Renée Smith, Mark Salling and William Windom. The film takes place in Nebraska and involves a child preacher named Josiah, who had been wrongfully murdered, and whose spirit possesses the local children into becoming the instrument of his revenge against the people who killed him. The children assume the identities of the dead children from the town's past, and attempt to resurrect Josiah from the dead.

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  • The tagline for this film is "In a sleepy midwestern town... A horrifying evil is about to rise again!"
  • This is the first film in the series to be released direct-to-video.
  • Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering premiered at the American Film Market in March, 1996. It was first screened in the UK in May, 1999.
  • A deleted scene features Jane and Rosa Nock telling Grace and Donald how the children called Josiah by a different name: "He Who Walks Behind The Rows".

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