In a place where the blood-red earth bleeds oil, strange things have been happening.
The ground has began to shake, threatening to swallow homes whole.
A prominent businessman dies in a mysterious fiery death.
A woman has been stealing bizarre clocks from neighbors in an attempt to stop the noise.
Local leaders are relentless in their effort to unleash a stone monument inscribed with ancient text.
A sadistic force has swept the people, something called OGLE MADNESS IX.
No one knows how these strange events tie together. A young child may possess the key to stopping these horrors of the prairie… But all his education funding was cut.
Life in Oklahoma has felt like a horror movie lately. You could edit together clips from the local news into an effectively terrifying trailer. So it makes sense that directors are choosing to come to our state to make scary movies.
Last month, we told you about the new ‘Hellraiser’ sequel that was being filmed in Guthrie and Oklahoma City. Now, an Ogle Mole involved in the production has tipped us off that a new ‘Children of the Corn’ has begun shooting in Okarche and Coyle. According to horror site Bloody-Disgusting, the whole production is on the hush-hush, which is probably why they would choose to come to Oklahoma:
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.
Aside from the fact that Oklahoma is perfect for making a movie that you don’t want anyone to know about, we really have that ‘Children of the Corn’ vibe going on. The original film, based on a Stephen King story, was about a rural town overrun by immature religious zealots. Sound familiar?
I’m a huge fan of horror movies, so all of this is super exciting to me, even if they’re just re-hashing burned out franchises. Maybe next they can begin production on films like “A Nightmare On 23rd and Penn” or “Friday the 13th: Jason Takes Del City.”
What horror movies would you like to see made in Oklahoma? Let us know in the comments!