Mr. D said it perfectly right here when he said that Darkness Falls was a piece of crap. Well the man that wrote that craptastic flick announced a little more then a year ago that he was working on the next Children of the Corn movie. Well, inside you can find out what is going on with the next movie in the series, if anything.
A good year or so ago, “Darkness Falls” penner Joe Harris announced that he’d be working on the next “Children of the Corn” film – ah, “Children of the Corn 8″. So whatever happened to that?
“Children of the Corn “the untitled sequel” is very much in film limbo, so you’re assumption is correct. I had written a second draft of the script which Dimension was very happy with but, I am told, such projects have been languishing on the shelf”, Harris says on his official siteofficial site.”I’d still love to make it happen since it was (and remains) a very cool little horror movie that incorporates more ‘Lord of the Flies’-type tribal elements to the children, shying away from the neo-Amish stuff a bit and getting to the primal nature of the juvenile killers… but we’ll see.”
As much as we probably don’t need to revisit “Corn” country, I’ve gotta admit : I’m keen to see what Harris cooks up for it. Ok, “Darkness Falls” sucked. It did. But if you ever saw the original short film that Joe did – “Tooth Fairy” it was called, the one that inspired the latter film – you’ll know he’s got a crafty imagination. “Darkness Falls” mightn’t have done him any favours, but if he’s doing some big-screen celluloid, sans studio interferrence, I lay a double-downer down saying he’ll whip up something pretty slick.
Meantime, Harris has returned to his roots – doing spiffy short films – with his latest “Witchwise” due to be unleashed pretty soon. There’s production sketches of it up here. We’ll let you know when that hits the www.