The Omen (1976) REVIEW

The Omen (1976)

Buy The Omen TITLE:  The Omen


DIRECTOR:  Richard Donner

CAST:  Gregory Peck, Lee Remick,  Harvey Stephens, Patrick Troughton and David Warner

PLOT:  The US Ambassor’s to the UK’s wife give gives birth to a stillborn child. At the hospital, the ambassdor is offered another child, who mother has just died in childbirth. Little does he know that the child is literally the anti-christ.

FUN FACT: The film was sneak previewed in the US on 6th June, 1976 (ie. 666 – get it?)

Author: The Spooky Isles

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  1. Love driving down the A3 past Guildford and looking up to see the Anglican Cathedral on the hill, where they shot the scenes where Damien goes ape. You can see why they chose that location, it’s creepy as hell!

  2. Oh, yes. And there's also the matter of Jerry Goldsmith's creepy score. The first one to win an Oscar for a horror film. A film music fanatic writes a review about The Omen and doesn't point this out. Well done.


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