The movie is followed by the sequel Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return.
A boy watches a fire in a cornfield at night and goes there to inspect it. The demon "He who walks behnd the Rows" then takes over him.
Several years later a group of young adults become lost in middle America while they are on their way of paying respects to a dead friend of theirs and arrive in Divinity Falls, a ghost town, where forgotten children have taken on the duty of serving "He Who Walks Behind the Rows" on a farm nearby. Like the others before them, they also kill adults, but in a hidden manner. Their car there is destroyed, and the children are held accountable. Allison, the leader of the teenagers, overhears about the children and remembers, that her brother is also among them, Alison and the rest decide to go to Enright's farm, the place the children are, to discover the truth behind the bizarre cult.
Upon arrival, they are stopped by Ezekiel, the boy posessed by the demon and he is forced to allow Alison to see her brother Jacob. Luke, the owner of the farm, informs her that her brother is there, and agrees to let her see him, only to be rejected by him for leaving him alone with their abusive father, who died a few months before. Jacob informs her that he is engaged to be married to a girl named Lily, and also states that she is pregnant with his child. However, he also gives Allison their bible, so that she can understand him before she goes.
Kir, one of the teenagers, who was the girlfriend of the dead one finds out he has commited suicide through Allison. She eventually becomes a part of the cult after reading a passage out of their "Bible" and takes the fateful course. Ezekiel holds a ceremony for the annual sacrifice to He Who Walks Behind The Rows, which involves a child who has reached 18 years of age to leap into a flaming corn silo where the god is supposed to dwell. Jacob is chosen, but he refuses and tells Ezekiel that his religion is false, angering him. After he leaves, Kir chooses to take this course, climbs to the silo and leaps to a fiery demise. The rest of the young adults wish to leave the town, but Allison refuses to leave without Jacob. They leave her, and she eventually reads a message Jacob left her in his Bible. It translates to "Help", and she realizes he wants to escape. She enlists the help of the sheriff to stop Luke and Ezekiel.
Greg, who has developed a crush on Allison, chooses to go back and help her and the rest decide to return as well. Alison, with the aid of the sheriff and the fire department, attempt to stop the flames in the silo and arrest Luke. While trying to extinguish the silo, the flames come alive and kill the two fire fighters, who want to estinguish it and Luke in the meantime kills the sheriff and apparently himself after his head splits open and a burst of flame shoots through. Ezekiel then reveals to Allison that Luke had been dead for years, and he is the children's true leader. After killing two of the deranged kids, Alison meets her friends, and an all-out battle erupts between them and the kids ending with the deaths of everyone except Allison. Alison eventually finds her brother (captured by Ezekial for disobeying him), and, before dying, he tells her how to stop the corn god. Ezekiel tries to stop Alison, but after a struggle she sends him falling into the silo to a violent, fiery death. She then dumps fertilizer into the silo, killing the corn god in multiple explosions.
Alison then leaves the town withthe surviving children. Later, with Lily, Jacob's wife, she raises her baby, unsure of their future.
- Stacy Galina as Allison
- Alexis Arquette as Greg
- Eva Mendez as Kir
- Greg Vaughan as Tyrus
- Angela Jones as Charlotte
- Ahmet Zappa as Lazlo
- Fred Williamson as Sheriff Skaggs
- Dave Buzzotta as Jacob
- Olivia Burnette as Lily
- Adam Wylie as Ezekiel
- David Carradine as Luke Enright