Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) Movie Script

[Thunder Crashes]
Found another one today.
- Young heifer.
- Where?
Out by the property line.
Throat slit
from ear to ear.
Third one this month.
I think it's them kids
over at Luke's place.
Now, why would they do
something like that?
[Thunder Crashes]
[Loud Thump]
That's not the storm.
That's somethin' else.
There's somethin'
goin'on out there.
I'm gonna check it out.
What are you doin' here?
That cornfield belongs to us.
[Continues Screaming]
No! No! No! No!
[Screaming Continues]
##[Up-Tempo Rock On Radio]
Oh, Lazlo,
that is so disgusting.
What are you talking about?
She is so fine!
She takes care of me.
Not like you.
- You take care of me?
- I'm just telling you!
I take care of you!
Look at her!
Pointing the wrong way.
There we go.
How's that?
- Perfect.
- No.
I'm sorry, baby.
It's... It's just not gonna
work out between you and me.
- You being vinyl, me being a man...
- You're pathetic.
- Flesh and blood.
- Let's go.
[Man] Hey, Tyrus,
you remember the man of the hour?
- Got 'im right here.
- Hey, buddy!
Get it away from me!
I don't want to look at that.
Guys, don't spill Kurt
in my car.
- I don't want to look at that.
- God, I'm sorry!
- I just forgot
you were the grieving widow.
- Shut up!
And we weren't married.
We just talked
about it sometimes.
[Man 2] Well, Kurt talked
about a lot of things.
Yeah, like what a jerk you are.
Come on, you guys, cool it. We're
the closest thing Kurt had to family,
- so let's try and have
a little respect for the dead.
- Exactly.
Hey, I think that's one
of Lazlo's dolls.
Hold on a second.
[Honks Horn]
Hey, maybe you
shouldn't do that.
Hell, no.
This is the heartland of America, where
people invite you into their homes...
to talk about tornados,
droughts, floods,
Grandma's moonshine,
shotgun weddings,
they introduce you to their
buxom, virginal daughters,
and where...
where people disappear.
- [Growls]
- [Gasps]
[Whimpers, Screams]
Come here.
- [Groaning]
- What have you done?
What if she's not alone?
Did you ever think of that?
Don't let him
get back to the road.
[Lazlo Whimpering]
That way.
That doesn't look right.
You took
a wrong turn, man.
You saw the doll.
It was pointed this way.
Well, you know what? You just
should have stayed on the highway.
Yeah? You got a problem
with my driving?
- [Tires Squealing]
- [Screaming]
[Man Groaning]
- Is everybody okay?
- Yeah, I think so.
Ow! God! Great!
This is good!
Oh, my God!
Oh, my God, you guys!
Kurt's all over me!
What the hell
is that thing?
It's one of Lazlo's dolls.
You know what?
We're gonna need a tow truck.
Do you think so, Ty?
You know, that'd be a great idea,
if it wasn't so totally obvious!
You know what?
I do have a problem with your driving.
- What's that?
- The crashing part.
- Crashing part.
- You guys, you guys.
Do you guys smell
something funny... weird?
- Did you...
- [Sniffs]
- What is that?
- [Boy] It's none of your business.
What's your name?
Um, we had
a little accident.
You're on private property.
Why don't you run along
and give us a little privacy, then?
- That's a joke, kid.
- Shut up, Greg.
- [Woman]
Could we possibly use a phone?
- [Boy] We don't have a phone.
Well, h-how about a tractor,
or something,
you know,
to pull us out?
Town's about a mile
that way.
for nothin',
you little punk.
Man, what the hell
was that about?
[Greg] I don't know.
Those kids give me the creeps, though.
All right, you guys, why don't we
get our stuff out of the car...
and see what's
in town, okay?
Geez, you'd think there'd at least be
a 7-11 at the end of the Earth.
- I think I've found the spot.
- Huh?
- Kurt's favorite dive.
- That must be the place.
We can have final closure
over a cold beer.
You guys, move.
I have to wash up.
Where are they?
They left an hour before we did.
I'm gonna go call Lazlo...
and leave a message
on his machine.
Hey, buddy,
you got any of that...
Millwood Pale Ale?
- Make it two.
- Um, we had a little accident
just outside of town.
- Is there a tow truck service?
- Nope.
It's out of commission. It's over
at Quad's Garage, gettin' a rebuild.
Oh. Um, thanks.
We're also looking for
some friends in a convertible.
They were supposed
to meet us here.
We don't get a whole lot
of tourists in here.
Oh, well, that's probably on account
of your town's little hygiene problem.
- What the hell is that supposed to mean?
- Greg, come on.
Your town stinks.
No, I'm... Seriously.
I mean, there's a foul stench
in the air. You can't smell it?
I don't smell anything.
- Yeah, it smells like burnt popcorn.
- You must be talking about...
the corn silo
at Enright's place.
Been burnin' that way
for some time.
You mean it's on fire?
Spontaneous combustion.
Gases build up,
and then... boom.
Fire like that
can go on for months.
Lucas Enright's
kind of a queer duck.
Keeps to himself, mostly.
He's kind of like Howard Hughes,
except without the money.
Has a bunch of adopted kids
workin' the farm for him.
They're all religious fanatics.
They worship some fella
they call...
He Who Walks Beyond the Clouds,
or somethin'like that.
Wait a minute.
You mean, "He Who Walks
Behind the Rows"?
Yeah! That's it.
What a nutty bunch of fruitcakes.
What'd we miss?
Nothing. Let's go.
What's the rush?
I haven't had a sip of my beer yet.
Let's go.
Alison, what's got into you?
- Yeah, and where the hell are you going?
- I'm going home.
- What about Lazlo and Charlotte?
- They were supposed to be ahead of us.
- We're probably in the wrong place.
- Evening, folks.
You people
look a little lost.
No, we're not lost.
Just stupid.
We drove our car into a ditch
just outside of town.
Sorry. I can't
help you there.
Our tow truck
is getting rebuilt.
Yeah. We heard all about it.
We were supposed to meet some
friends here, but they never showed.
So what kind of a vehicle
are they driving?
- Uh, it's a blue Pontiac Bonneville.
- No, I'm sorry.
Haven't seen anything
around here like that.
Well, is there like a bus or something
that we can take back into town?
Yeah. Back at the, uh,
highway junction.
Twice a day...
8:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m.
If you run, you can
just about make it.
Thank you, sir.
Oh! You guys,
I'm in heels!
Wait! Wait! Come back!
- Hey!
- Now what?
I don't know.
I got some blankets and stuff back
in the car. We can sleep there tonight.
What about those kids?
It'll be dark.
They won't even know we're there.
Oh, man.
Look... my car!
That's my car!
No! No!
No, no, no!
It's not that great
of a car, Greg.
I'm freezing.
I think I saw a house
down the road.
Maybe there's a phone
we can use.
Looks deserted.
It's probably one of them
farm repos, you know?
Pretty soon,
this whole place...
is gonna be
an industrial park.
Anybody home?
Nobody's here.
I say we stay here
for the night,
catch the bus
in the morning.
This place hasn't
been empty that long.
Yeah, well, I'm hypogylcemic,
and I need to eat something now.
Well, got running water.
Must be tapped into a spring.
You guys won't believe it.
The beds upstairs are fully made,
with sheets and everything.
Like a roadside inn, huh?
- [Squeaking]
- [Screaming]
- [Moaning]
- God! Are you okay?
Oh, my God!
That was disgusting!
- Yeah, a roadside inn with giant rats.
- Ugh!
Well, we got pickles,
beans, fruit cocktail...
Ooh! With the little
Maraschino cherries?
God, I love those.
What's that?
Mmm! Smeat!
Hey, guys, look what
I found in the basement.
It's even kind of cold.
- [Greg] To Kurt.
- [Bottles Clink]
I guess we'll never know
what went wrong.
I don't understand.
I thought bungee jumping was so safe.
Yeah, but that was Kurt.
He was a free spirit.
Come on, Alison.
Join the party. Have a beer.
- No, thanks.
- Come on!
- You never know when your
number's gonna be called.
- I said no.
It wasn't an accident.
Say what?
Sure it was.
I mean, what, you think
he was murdered?
[Alison] When we were
packing up his apartment,
I found a suicide note.
You're lying!
Kurt would never do that!
I got rid of the note
before anyone saw it.
I thought
I was helping Kir.
I was trying to protect you.
Look, it doesn't matter.
It was wrong of me and I'm really sorry.
Kir, you okay?
Hey, baby.
It's okay.
Come on.
Lie back and try and get some rest.
Can I get you anything?
I'll be in the next room
if you need...
No, please.
I don't want
to be alone.
[Door Opens, Footsteps]
Look, Alison, I understand
if you don't want to talk about it.
You know, you can trust me.
It's not that.
It's about my brother.
You never told me
you had a brother.
Our father was a drinker,
and a mean drunk.
When I got old enough,
I moved out and I never looked back.
My dad got even worse,
and Jacob took the brunt of it.
Finally ran away from home.
He was barely 14.
I had no idea.
I'm so sorry.
The last thing he told me
before he left...
was that he was
devoting his life...
to He Who Walks
Behind the Rows.
Do you think
he's with those kids?
When I heard that, my first impulse
was just to get the hell out of here,
to get as far away
as possible.
He's your brother.
Don't you want to see him?
Jacob doesn't want
anything to do with me.
Thinks I've abandoned him.
And you know what?
He's probably right.
[Owls Hooting, Animals Screeching]
[Labored Breathing]
[Rattling Continues]
- [Rattling]
- [Gasps]
- What is it? What happened?
- Oh, my God!
There was a man
at the window!
I'm gonna get Greg.
You stay here.
This mud is still wet.
- [Ignition, Engine Starting]
- What the hell was that?
I don't know.
What are you doing?
[Heavy Machinery Running]
[Machinery Continues]
[Machinery Stops]
[Sharp Hiss]
What is this thing?
Oh, my God!
- It's blood!
- What?
Oh, my God!
It's Charlotte!
And Lazlo!
Sheriff, look!
- Got a little bit more.
- What the hell is that?
I think it's a foot, sir.
Well, I'll be damned.
There's the big toe right there.
Matches the one in there...
I think.
Look, Officer,
we just needed a place to stay.
- We didn't have anyplace else to go.
- Did I say you could talk?
- No, sir. I thought I should explain...
- Then shut up.
- You people were out
drinking last night?
- No! We weren't.
- We just had a couple of beers.
- Couple of beers?
Found that out
by the harvester.
You-You don't think that
we had anything to do with this?
My God!
They were our friends!
You got no business messing around
with that heavy equipment.
It's dangerous as hell.
You're lucky all of you
didn't get killed.
One more thing.
I want you on that
8:00 a.m. Bus out of here.
You got it?
Got it.
[Door Closes, Car Starts]
Alison, come on.
Let's get the hell out of Dodge.
We're right behind you.
I'm staying.
I have to find out.
This is about your
brother, isn't it?
- Well, we gotta stick together.
- No way.
- Come on, man. We can't let her
go out there by herself.
- No way.
You got no proof
your brother's out there.
You're just gonna have to drag
my dead body by my little toes...
before I ever,
ever, ever...
"Stick together."
You know what? When these wack-jobs
stick our dead bodies...
in a mass grave,
then we'll be stuck together.
Did you hear that?
You know they're
watching us.
[Tyrus] They could be cannibals
for all we know.
Yeah, well, maybe you should join them.
Then you could eat me.
Check out
the welcoming committee.
You're on private property.
Well, I want to talk
to my brotherJacob.
He doesn't want to see you.
Do I have to get
the police?
That won't be necessary.
This way.
[Hammers Pounding]
[Rooster Crows]
The rest of you
stay here.
We all stick together.
You gonna be all right?
I'll be fine.
Wait here.
Oh, uh, yeah.
I should go, uh,
milk a cow or something.
Kir, about last night.
What about it?
I just want to let you know
that I care a lot about you,
and it wasn't just
a one-night stand for me.
I'm sorry, Ty,
but that's all it was for me.
The outsiders call me
a monster...
a molester, a lunatic.
But I am none
of these things.
I am a prophet.
I am the savior...
of these children.
Saving them from what?
Years ago, it was,
I was working in the fields...
and I came upon
an infant child...
who had been left there...
to die among the corn rows.
I took him home.
I raised him as my own.
About that time,
the eternal flame...
sparked to life,
acting as a beacon...
to all those
forgotten children...
who had been abused
and neglected...
by their so-called parents.
I gave them love,
I gave them family,
and I gave them purpose.
Now they have
the chance to serve...
a higher order...
to worship...
He Who Walks Behind the Rows.
Yet, you have come here to threaten
the harmony we have established.
I just want to see
my brother.
I understand your concern.
Our ways must seem
strange to you.
But you must acknowledge...
When your brother
first came to us,
he was very depressed...
suicidal, actually.
And under my tutelage,
he has flourished and blossomed,
like the proverbial
spring flower.
Well, then you shouldn't
fear my talking with him.
Yes. Of course.
We have no secrets here.
Ezekiel will show you to him.
[Clock Chimes]
You are dismissed.
[Chain Rattling]
Hey, stretch.
Uh, just looking for a place
to take a leak, you know?
- Uh, you know what?
I'm just gonna go.
- Go.
That's what I said.
- I'm gonna go now.
- Now.
Now. It's a...
It's a great idea.
Just gonna go this way.
Nice ax.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- What's your name?
- Kir.
I'm Zane.
Forgive me
for-for-for being forward,
What? What is it?
It's just that
since I first saw you...
I could tell
that you were hurting.
I got the feeling that
you were in a lot of pain.
Somebody really close to me
died recently.
I'm not trying to make any judgments
about you, but I know how you feel.
I was there myself
not too long ago.
Kir, there is good
in this world.
It's not all terrible.
I found some of that
good right here on this farm.
You see, we all start
with a heart that's pure...
and joyful.
And sometimes
we lose that along the way.
But it can
be found again,
if only you'll let
He Who Walks Behind the Rows...
show you the way.
[Sniffs, Sighs]
I have to get back
to my friends.
- Jacob?
- Alison.
I can't believe
it's really you.
- How did you find me?
- I'm not sure.
A lot of luck and
a little intuition, I guess.
Do you mind?
I'd like a few moments alone.
I'll wait outside.
[Door Closes]
- Happy birthday.
- Not till tomorrow.
I know. I just...
Dad passed away
a few months ago.
That was inevitable,
wasn't it?
Jacob, I know
it wasn't easy for you.
- You left me alone with him.
- And I'm so sorry.
Please give me a chance to make it
up to you. Come home with me.
This is my home.
This is my family.
I have a wife now.
Luke chose her to bear my child.
He chose her?
Do you love her?
Of course. Uh, what kind
of a question is that?
Why is everyone
so young here?
Children are still
pure of heart and mind.
They have not yet been corrupted
by the ways of the outsiders.
After your 18th birthday
and you become an adult,
enter the age of sin.
For you that's tomorrow.
Yes, it is.
What about Luke? He's an adult;
does that make him evil?
Luke is...
Jacob, do you want
to stay here?
[Door Opens]
You must leave now.
L-I want you
to have this book.
[Flipping Pages]
This will help you
[Door Opens, Closes]
[Rooster Crows]
- What the hell happened in there?
- I'm not sure.
What, so that's it?
Hey! Did you even
see your brother?
- [Sighs]
- Alison?
Did you read
what your brother wrote?
"He Who Walks Behind the Rows,
Earth our only father..." Hey!
Let's see here.
Hey, look! A recipe...
for cyanide fruit punch.
I was reading the book and
it makes a lot of sense, you guys.
Like what?
Basically it says
children are born into this world
free of sin and completely pure.
And being raised by adults,
well, that's when they become...
you know,
when they become tainted.
You're losin' it, Kir.
What do you think, Al?
There's probably a lot of truth in it.
That's what makes it so dangerous.
Yeah, well, two of our friends
died last night,
and I'm not stickin' around
to see history repeat itself.
So who's comin' with me?
You comin'or not?
Yeah, I guess.
Come on, you guys.
What happened to our, like,
musketeer thing we had goin'?
- You know, all for one, one for all?
- Look,
we were all there to support her
and she came home empty-handed.
Ain't my problem anymore.
What are you going to do?
Don't worry about me.
I'll figure something out.
"On the eve
of thine 18th journey,
around the blazing star that gave
birth to all life in Creation,
ye shall be returned
to the earth and embraced
by He Who Walks Behind the Rows.
He Who Walks Behind the Rows,
Earth our only father,
let him into your heart to purge
the demons of gluttony and avarice."
Oh, my God.
Thought I told you
to be on that bus.
[Tyrus] You got a thing
for her, don't you?
Well, what's your excuse?
I guess I have nobody
to go home to.
- You coming?
- I'll wait out here.
Hey, Alison.
Alison, are you here?
Hey, Kir,
where are you?
- [Shouting] Kir!
- Calm down, Ty.
- It's those goddamn kids!
- Just relax, all right?
- They're gone, Greg.
- Don't jump to conclusions.
First it was Alison,
now it's Kir.
Where else could they be?
We worship thine eminence
on this special day,
for today is Jacob's day.
Jacob, ye shall ascend the ladder
and leap forth into the eternal flame,
and become one with
He Who Walks Behind the Rows.
From thine ashes a new crop
shall be born among us.
- I can't.
- Jacob,
it is the way of
He Who Walks Behind the Rows.
I know, but I can't.
I won't.
You must.
You said I was free to leave
whenever I wanted to.
And you are.
But who will you go to in the decaying,
wretched world of the outsiders?
Your sister
that betrayed you?
Lilly, come with me. We can raise
our own family. We don't need them.
This is my family, Jacob.
Now that we have been
betrayed byJacob,
we must not disappoint
He Who Walks Behind the Rows.
Who among us will next
be 18 years old?
I will.
Why do you come here,
I've read the book,
and for the first time
in my life I know my purpose.
- What is your purpose?
- To reject the world of the aged...
before I reach the age of sin,
and to join He Who Walks
Behind the Rows...
because Kurt is
waiting there for me.
Come with us,
beautiful child,
for today shall be
your day.
[Door Opens]
You've challenged my authority
and committed heresy against Him.
That kind of insubordination
will not be tolerated!
[Screams, Groans]
Now your sole purpose
is to scare away the birds...
and other vermin
that violate our cornfields.
The outsiders are coming!
I'll be there in a minute.
Put him in the cornfield.
Be sure to cut his throat...
so that his screams
can't be heard.
[Siren Blares]
[Horn Honks]
- Stay close to me at all times,
you understand?
- Yeah.
[Siren Blares]
Sheriff's department.
Got a warrant to search these premises.
You have no right
to be here.
- Where's your warrant?
- Right here, kid, to be
delivered to Luke Enright.
- Get out of my way.
- No!
I've been wanting to nail your ass
for a long time, Luke.
[Luke] If you try to
extinguish that flame,
your men will be punished
with a vengeance such as His fury...
hath not wrought before.
You threatening me, Luke?
I am tryin' to save you.
- Jesus!
- [Screaming Continues]
Why don't you step
into the light where I can see you?
I warn you, Sheriff.
You're under arrest
for threatening an officer.
Don't do this.
[Moaning Continues]
It is out of my hands now.
[Panting, Growling]
[Panting, Groaning]
What the...
[Continues Screaming]
Don't feel bad for Luke.
He's been dead for years.
You did this!
We all have a few skeletons
left in the closet, Alison.
Fortunately, I was able to put mine
to good use, as our leader.
- [Explosion]
- [Gasps]
[Footsteps Running]
You okay?
Come on.
- There's no keys. Where's Kir?
- I thought she was with you!
- [Shouting]
- Behind you!
Oh, God!
Hurry up!
I got 'em!
I got 'em!
- Where'd they go?
- Come on! Come on!
- [Groans]
- Get up! Come on!
- I hurt my ankle.
- Get up!
Oh, my God!
- I think I can run.
- Let's go!
I think we lost 'em.
Oh, my God,
it's Jacob!
I'll stay here with him.
You make sure all the doors are locked.
This is all my fault.
I remember...
all those times...
you protected me
from Dad.
You were just a kid too.
I thought
when I came here...
I could begin again,
you know?
I didn't want
to be like him.
Now I'm gonna be
a father.
But you didn't know about Ezekiel
and all the killings, did you?
There's still time
to stop him.
Fight fire with fire.
In the storage shed
I love you.
I love you too.
Charlotte's car.
This is our ticket
out of here.
- Oh...
- [Ignition Cranks]
Oh, sh...
Let's see here.
All right, try it again.
[Ignition Cranks]
- Aw, come on, come on!
- [Ignition Cranks]
Aw, shoot!
Oh, man.
I could probably jury-rig somethin'
but it's gonna take a little while.
[Banging, Wood Splintering]
I thought I heard something.
[Banging Continues]
- [Grunting]
- [Gasping]
Help! Help!
- [Motor Revving]
- Alison, move!
- [Moaning]
- Are you okay?
[Motor Revs]
[Motor Revs]
- [Screams]
- [Grunts]
[Motor Revs]
[Footsteps Approaching]
[Footsteps Continue]
Hey, hey!
- [Drill Whirring]
- Can't we talk about this?
- [Sizzling]
- [Groaning]
I got your eternal flame
right here!
Fight fire...
with fire.
Our family has been
torn asunder.
Our brethren lie broken...
and bleeding all around us.
Before the last few innocent souls
on Earth have been annihilated,
we shall escape...
and join He Who Walks
Behind the Rows in a better place.
Now, follow me, children.
Did Ezekiel join
He Who Walks Behind the Rows?
I don't know.
He just might have.
Will we get
to go there?
I don't think it's
your time yet.
[Doorbell Chimes]
- Hi.
- You must be Alison.
- Please, come in.
- Thank you.
[Baby Cooing]
Lilly's really not equipped
to be a mother.
After all, she's only a child herself.
She has her whole life
ahead of her.
It really wouldn't be fair
to her... or the baby.
I know it's
the right thing for him.
It's whatJacob would
have wanted.
I'll take good care
of him, I promise.
Thank you.
why don't we all go and let you two
get to know one another.
Hey, sweetie.
Hey, you.
# Hush, little baby
Don't say a word #
# Mama's gonna buy you
a mockingbird #
#And if that mockingbird
don't sing #
# Mama's gonna buy you
a diamond ring #
# If that diamond ring
turns brass #
#Mama's gonna buy you
a looking glass ##