I failed to include a few personal details which often feature importantly in my reviews for films of my "video era". The 90s were like that, plenty of surveying rental stores, expecting some "direct to" offering, with sequels unconnected and unrelated to each other afforded the luxury (or is that notoriety?) of taking the name of a popular film. Watching Hellraiser: Revelations (2011) reminded me of just how far a franchise can indeed collapse. I guess The Final Sacrifice could be seen as just a patently mediocre sequel that followed a less than favorable film that had the good fortune of casting decently and having a sinister and campy edge to it. The second film does have some campy moments and bonkers death sequences to lure sequel horror fans. All of these Children of the Corn sequels seem to follow that. The first film primarily just kept things the children doing dastardly deeds, with some supernatural hokum arriving late. The sequels just say Fuck It and go crazy. Fields of Terror has David Carradine's head split open with this flame blowtorching Fred Williamson's face! So the franchise going forward after The Final Sacrifice followed its lead, it seems. And there were those suckers like me dropping crinkled double George's on the counter and a sequel VHS in the black box. We shoulda known better. Moth to the flame.