There were key movies in my life that helped to make me who I am today. Movies that I have loved from the moment the opening credit rolled and still love now. This blog series is about those, My guilty pleasures, my favorites, my escapes. Some were very popular, others not so much. Some of these will have some real life take-aways, others are just for fun.
Lately I have been covering franchises that start, contain or are related to some of my favorite films. Today we discuss a franchise that probably never should have been but somehow has spawned many sequels and has gained a cult following. Today’s entry is the fifth in this ever devolving franchise entitled: Fields of Terror.
Today’s Key Movie:
A group of teens run across yet another child cult worshiping He Who Walks Behind the Rows and things go from bad to worse as they try to escape the small town before they are murdered by the cultists. Starring Stacy Galina, Alexis Arquette, Adam Wylie, Greg Vaughn, Eva Mendez and Kane Hodder, this is more Children of the Corn and…well…
So…is it any good at least?
Ok, I know I have never seen this entry and, really its not surprising seeing that I pretty much lost interest in this franchise after the second film’s release. It’s probably for the best though as, once again, this is just another rehash of the first film, this time with teens and a new middle American town taken over by yet more crazy kids. Unlike the previous entries, this film does not waste any time getting to the killing with the first deaths taking place minutes into the film and the creepy kids really kicking it up a notch in the psycho factor. That being said, it is abundantly clear that this is a direct-to-video release as the $1.7 million budget seems to have been used up with the supernatural effects seen in the opening moments. The rest of the film is nothing but poor excuses to murder people and have kids be creepy with as little plot as possible in the process.
As usual, I’ll be blunt about this entry. It was so painful to watch that I almost quit halfway through as there was hardly any moment of the film that had any redeeming quality. It does manage to bring back some of the supernatural elements but takes the ‘kid cult’ to a whole new level with them actually running a town that no one seems to really question, oh and some rando adult is the cult leader too. Then, somehow, one of the teens remembers that their brother is in this cult somehow, even though they are just passing through and, well, it just gets worse from there. I mean, really, the only thing I got out of this film was this single moment that I thought was pretty hilarious in and of itself. Smeat!
Overall, I am sure this is a film that Eva Mendez and Kane Hodder regret is on their resume. Sure, everyone needs a start but this…this is pretty bad. Just skip it. Totally not worth your time.
OK, where do I get this movie?
Don’t, just don’t. I mean, it is part of this boxed set, but honestly, don’t. It’s bad and not good bad, just bad. Next week we will review part 666 Isaac’s Return. MAYBE one of these sequels will be worth while? MAYBE?! Not likely but…here we go….
Late To The Game 01/13/2022
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