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Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996) Filming Locations

 

The Movie

     Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering appears to be known merely as one of the many sequels in a series of films based off of Stephen King’s 1977 short story, "Children of the Corn."
     Usually, when I’m introducing films on this site, I have more background material than I can fit on the page, but with Children of the Corn IV, I’m only certain that it was released straight-to-video on October 8, 1996, and that early titles included Children Of The Corn : Millenium’s [sic] Child and Children of the Corn IV : The Fever.

 
 
 © 1996 Miramax Film Corporation

© 1996 Miramax Film Corporation

 
 

The Locations

     Children of the Corn IV was filmed primarily in and around Round Rock, Texas.
     If you have any tips on locations that I missed, please contact me on the Grahm's Guide Facebook page.
     SPOILER ALERT: The descriptions below include plot points of the film.  If you haven't seen the movie, it is available through Amazon.

 

Welcome to Grand Island, Nebraska
     After an introductory sequence, we see a young woman driving past cornfields, and into small-town America.  In town, she drives by a sign that reads, “Welcome to Grand Island, Nebraska, Corn Capital of Sentinal [sic] County.”  (A street sign in the foreground is labeled for a Nebraska Highway 110, but a Texas farm road sign is clearly visible in the background.)
     The "Welcome" sign is actually the sign for Hurst Garage, 212 N Main St, Elgin, TX 78621.
     Reference:  I recognized the location from research on other films in the area.

 Site of the "Welcome to Grand Island, Nebraska" sign from  Children of the Corn IV , as seen in July 2014

Site of the "Welcome to Grand Island, Nebraska" sign from Children of the Corn IV, as seen in July 2014

 

The Rhodes House
     After the young woman arrives at a rustic farmhouse, we learn she is Grace Rhodes (Naomi Watts), returning home to support her agoraphobic mother, Margaret (Karen Black).
     The farmhouse is located at 3309 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665.  Unfortunately, the house may not be there if you visit after May 2018.  (More on this in a moment.)
     Reference:  Someone was kind enough to share the location of this house on a post on the Facebook page for the Round Rock, Texas – City Government.

 

Kalahari Resort & Conventions, Round Rock, TX
     The Rhodes house from the movie stands on land that is slated to become the fourth location of an African-themed waterpark called Kalahari Resort & Conventions, and the company is currently using the home's garage as an office for the company.  My understanding is that the Kalahari would like to move the house to another location on the site.  However I've also heard that there are factors that may prevent a successful move.  I'm hopeful that they can preserve this house, but I'm not optimistic.  The Kalahari will host a groundbreaking ceremony on May 15, 2018.

 Proposed site of Kalahari Resort and Conventions in Round Rock, Texas The yellow box marks the location of the Rhodes house from  Children of the Corn IV

Proposed site of Kalahari Resort and Conventions in Round Rock, Texas
The yellow box marks the location of the Rhodes house from Children of the Corn IV

 
 Site of the Grand Island Community Clinic from  Children of the Corn IV , as seen in September 2018

Site of the Grand Island Community Clinic from Children of the Corn IV, as seen in September 2018

Grand Island Community Clinic
While she’s home, Grace goes back to her former job, working for Doctor Rob Larson (William Windom) at the local clinic, where they’re soon overwhelmed by sick children with mysterious symptoms.
The clinic location is actually the Morris Memorial Pool, 802 S Ave C, Elgin, TX 78621.
Reference: I stumbled on this location while researching other filming locations in Elgin.