The neighboring town of Hemingford has discovered not only the gruesome massacre of Gatlin's entire adult population, but also the orphaned children who refuse to participate in the human sacrifices. The once quiet Midwestern town is jolted into activity as a barrage of media reporters descend upon it. Among them is tabloid reporter John Garrett (Terence Knox), who is hoping to save his career by breaking the story on the bizarre murders. Traveling with Garrett is Danny (Paul Scherrer), his defiant 19-year-old son. Garrett arranges for him and Danny to stay at a local bed and breakfast, also home to the orphaned Micah (Ryan Bollman). Micah soon becomes the leader of the resurrected corn cult, and under the influence of the mythic He Who Walks Behind the Rows, more adults die horrible, violent deaths. Sensing that Danny is at odds with his father, Micah tries to lure him into joining the cult.