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The Omen

35 Ratings: 3.0
1976 suspense/horror film directed by Richard Donner

   AfterThe Exorcistsparked a lengthy trend of supernatural thrillers, this 1976 horror film scored a hit with critics and audiences for mixing gothic horror and mystery into its plot about a young boy suspected of being the personification … see full wiki

Director: Richard Donner
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Release Date: June 25, 1976, June 6, 2006
MPAA Rating: R
3 reviews about The Omen
review by . October 02, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     Impalements, decapitations, religious undertones, and indeed, predictions of unfortunate events to come are all things that characterize "The Omen" to make it the classic that it is regarded as today. What I've mentioned already has been done in films both before and after this one; but they haven't quite done it like it's done here. "The Omen" surprises and scares in the most bizarre of ways, ranging from pure shock value to actual atmospheric creepiness …
review by . October 05, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
I had not seen this movie in about 15 years, when I decided to take a look. It was an old favorite of mine from my teen years...always loved the soundtrack. I expected that it would have aged pretty horribly...but BOY was I pleasantly surprised. It's a pretty darn terrific film.    The plot outline is hardly terribly original anymore. It would appear that the child raised by Diplomat Gregory Peck and his wife Lee Remick was "switched at birth" for the devil's child. This child …
review by . December 03, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
The whole plot of THE OMEN revolves around the idea of the anti-Christ growing up and living amongst us, unknown to anyone until it's too late. The premise of the film is somewhat interesting, and was a farely new concept when the movie was released, but has become common place nowadays. The "scariness" of THE OMEN isn't in blood and guts, but in the shock value: we barely see a nanny hang herself outdoors from a window, but it is shocking; we've been told that Damien's mother was a jackal so when …
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