The Omen (1976)
Director: Richard Donner
Main Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner
Storyline: The Thorns are US Ambassador to Great Britain they have it all but children. Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) goes to see a priest after his wife Katherine (Lee Remick) lost her child to gather a child who was left behind after the mother died after the birth. Robert does not tell his wife the story behind the child and they accept the child into their family. Through time strange things happen and warnings from a priest the child is evil incarnated. Through their son Damien (Harvey Stephens) grows to overtake the Thorn legacy for power to rule the world (in the name of Satan).
Review (Spoils): This film is a classic when it comes to occult films when dealing with babies. The acting in the movie is very well down and the suspense of the whole storyline is great. We have such classic scenes such as the number of the beast, communication with the dog, the church visit and of course the hanging of the nanny “It’s all for you Damien”. The movie hits moments were you fall for either side when it comes down to could you destroy your child if you knew they were the ant-christ? Think about it….
Rating: This film is a classic in the horror genre and it was very well done. Nothing brings intensiveness then a family that are afraid of their own child and also it has that great 1970’s horror feel that movies just miss now. So grab a 40, shots glasses and some friends for those shot glasses and cheers to “”Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666.” Book of Revelation Chapter 13 Verse 18