Has “He Who Walks Behind the Rows” returned to Gatlin, Nebraska?!
Dimension Films has not been on the right side of news as of late, having lost the rights to the Halloween franchise, delayed the release of Amityville: The Awakening to 2017, and seemingly rushed a new Hellraiser into production.
That’s a trifecta of literal hell, although some of this news is good for us horror fans.
The same goes for what I’m about to tell you: we’re being told exclusively that Dimension is also secretly filming a sequel to Stephen King’s 1984 Children of the Corn.
While we don’t have official confirmation, what we hear is that Joel Soisson has returned to write the followup to his 2011 Children of the Corn: Genesis, which followed a young couple who tries to free an imprisoned child with catastrophic results. Barbara Nedeljakova, Billy Drago, Kelen Coleman and Tim Rock starred in the sequel that Soisson directed.
A second source tells us that the film is most definitely shooting, only under the direction of John Gulager, the filmmaker behind Feast and Piranha 3D. With that, we put an e-mail in with Gulager to get a firm answer.
Why is this important? Much like Hellraiser: Judgment, this is all about retaining the rights to the franchise. And the timing makes more sense than you think.
If we flash back to 2010, both Hellraiser: Revelations and Children of the Corn: Genesis were rushed into production, with a light theatrical release in 2011 concocted to keep both franchises in Dimension’s back pocket.
The confirmation of a new Hellraiser basically gives serious weight to this story and the return of “He Who Walks Behind the Rows” in the tenth Children of the Corn.
We’ll update you with any new information.
Updated March 16, 7:36am