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Series: The Omen

Review: Damien: Omen II (1978)

Damien: Omen II poster

In 1978, 20th Century Fox looked to recreate the box-office success that it found with 1976’s The Omen by producing a sequel, Damien: Omen II using many of the same components: a supernatural and suspenseful tale of the Devil’s son, Oscar-nominated actors, and the music of Jerry Goldsmith. Behind such a solid and substantiated formula (the original film grossed $60 million in the U.S.), Damien: Omen II is ultimately not quite able to live up to its own expectations, due to the plot being filled with unanswered questions and overly obvious foreshadowing techniques. It is, however, supported with the aforementioned score from Goldsmith (as spot-on as ever) and an honest performance from newcomer Jonathan Scott-Taylor.
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Review: The Omen (1976)

The Omen poster

It makes sense that the success of The Exorcist would spawn a rash of imitators and similarly themed films. Some were low-rent (Abby, Beyond the Door), most were low-quality. However, The Omen, distinguished by a deadly serious tone and a large studio budget, outpaced them all.(read more...)

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