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The Omen by David Seltzer3.5 - 4.0
Let He who hath understanding
Reckon the number of the Beast;
For it is a human number,
Its number is Six Hundred and Sixty Six.
This is another case, where Ive seen the movie (1976) before reading the book. I loved the movie (not the 2006 remake); and enjoyed the novel - just as much, mostly - though I think the movie was, slightly, better. Some of the death-scenes played-out differently, and Thorns visit to Meggido, where Yigaels Wall is situated in the Old City of Jezreel - and has the image of the Anti-Christ (Damien) wasnt in the book (or is it in Damien: Omen 2? I cant remember now. Havent seen the movies, for eons). He went to Israel with Jennings to find Bugenhagen - but didnt see the Wall. Why? It wasnt even mentioned. Why? As a marketing stratagem, the book preceded the movie by two-weeks.
I loved the soundtrack, as well, which was used to great dramatic-effect; especially when something bad was about to happen. Jerry Goldsmith won an Oscar for Best Original Score. I think the graveyard scene creeped-me-out the most, when Thorne opens the graves and sees what lies within. Its like revelations. After the movie was shown: there was an influx of people wanting to own Rottweilers, for some reason. The scene in the elevator (Omen 2), ensured I took the stairs, regardless how many flights I had to ascend.
The 1976 film, had a budget of $2.8 million and took $60.9 million at the Box office, compared to the 2006 (pointless) remake, which took $119.5 million at the Box office.
Gregory Peck (Robert Thorn)
Harvey Spencer Stephens (Damien Thorn)
Lee Remick (Katherine Thorn)
David Warner (Keith Jennings)
Billie Whitelaw (Mrs. Baylock)
Patrick Troughton (Father Brennan)
Holly Palance (Nanny) - didnt know Jack Palances daughter was in the film.
Martin Benson (Father Spilletto)
It happened in a millisecond. A movement in the galaxies that should have taken eons, occurred in the blinking of an eye.
And so it begins...
American Diplomat, Robert Thorn, is visiting a hospital in Rome, where his wife, Kathy, is about to give birth. When he reaches the hospital, hes told, his child is dead, It breathed for a moment, whispered the priest, then breathed no more. Hes advised that his wife is safe, but will be unable to bear another child. Shes been pregnant twice-before which were still-born, this one went to full-term and died - unbeknownst to Thorn - with a little intervention.
In another part of the hospital, a mother has given birth: where the child survived and the mother died. The priest tells him, he could adopt. Its a foundling, said the priest. Its mother died as your own child...in the same hour. And so begins Thorns deception. He cant - wont - tell his wife, shes lost another child. Itd destroy her.
Only three people are privy to the childs true nature: Father Spilletto, Sister Teresa and Father Tasscone. And only one of those, eventually, has a conscience. I liked the background-history on Tasscone; and how he became part of the covenant in Rome - that was quite amusing. He wants absolution for his transgressions. Er.. redemption denied.
● The Number Of The Beast, Iron Maiden.
● O Fortuna, Carl Orff/Wagner.
● Shout At The Devil, Motley Crue.
EMPIRE ESSAY: The Omen Review
Club examines film franchises, studying how they change and evolve with each new installment. The keynote horror movie image of the late s was surely that pale little girl bludgeoning her mother with a shovel in the basement late in Night Of The Living Dead That same year, Rosemary Woodhouse fretted about the possibly demonic identity of the baby growing inside of her. Five years later, The Exorcist saw and raised its predecessors one epithet-spewing, pea-soup puking, self-abusing, head-spinning prepubescent. The line dividing American society between a grown-up silent majority and a counterculture eager to make their voices heard arguably found its fullest cinematic expression in a cycle of horror movies that channelled and exploited these generational anxieties. Although if you had talked to the producers at Warner Bros.
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The Omen is a supernatural horror film directed by Richard Donner , and written by David Seltzer. The first installment of The Omen franchise , The Omen concerns a young child replaced at birth by American Ambassador Robert Thorn Peck unbeknownst to his wife Remick , after their own son was murdered at the hospital, enabling the son of Satan to grow up with wealth and power. They are surrounded by mysterious and ominous deaths, unaware that the child, Damien, is the Antichrist. A remake was released in In Rome , American diplomat Robert Thorn is in a hospital where his wife Katherine gives birth to a boy, who—he is told—dies. Moments later Robert is informed of a plan by the hospital chaplain, Father Spiletto, to secretly adopt an orphan whose mother died giving birth to him. Robert agrees, but does not reveal to his wife that the child is not theirs.