The Children of the Corn, as a franchise, is based on a short story by horror author Stephen King. The fourth film in the horror series, similar to the short story, is set in small town in Nebraska. Also like the original short story, the film is primarily concerned with the obsessions of a cult of youth as they begin to stalk the adults, ending their lives because they've simply grown "too old."
The drama in Children of the Corn IV begins when a young medical student takes a semester off to come home and take care of her sick mother. The mother is having recurring nightmares