Damien Thorn is one of the reasons that Death Ensemble exists. With the upcoming July 28 showing of THE OMEN at the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre on Long Island, NY, I thought it was the perfect time to review a bunch of OMEN related pieces. I’m happy to present them all to you here, with links. Just click on the title for each, and Ave Satani away.
This is where it all starts. The birth of evil sets horror films on a path through what may be the classiest trilogy of horror films ever made. I thought it would be impossible to put my love for the film into words, but I found writing about something I love so much was easier than I expected.
Despite the weight of William Holden and Lee Grant, this sequel just doesn’t carry the power of the original. Though it’s nice that Damien discovers his real purpose, and sets himself on the path to power.
The last of the trilogy, in which Damien is in full force and at the brink of enslaving the world. Sam Neill is pitch perfect as the darkest devil. Will the priests and their seven blades fell the Antichrist? Only the flawed ending will tell.
It’s only fitting that Satan’s son should take his throne in Death Ensemble’s place for the horror elite.
A look at the difference between the first DVD release of the film, and it’s deluxe two-disc edition. For me, there’s no way not to own both.
A classy look at a great franchise. It’s a perfect companion to the movie’s special features on the DVD. If you’re a completist, you need to watch this piece.
The most powerful music ever put to a horror film, and perhaps the most influential. Jerry Goldsmith at his most brilliant.
David Seltzer wrote a script that’s much tighter than the novel. Reading it recently was a nostalgia trip for me, and a look into why I got into literature in the first place.
Was there a curse on the film because of its subject matter? This documentary tries its damnedest to convince you so. And fails for me.
Complete and utter trash. A remake that cleaves so closely to the original, it has nothing to offer except inferior acting, silly camera tricks and a kid who looks as if he just soiled his pants.
The only thing this awakened me to was just how much an atrocious “sequel” to a classic can remind me of the putrescence of dead fish.
So there it is for you. A complete look at my favorite film and so many of the pieces that it gave birth to. For me, THE OMEN will always be the greatest horror film ever made, and I’m sure many of you love it just as much as I do. To you, I say Ave Satani! To the rest of you, I say see THE OMEN. You have been warned.