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Damien: Omen II
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/14/2019|
It was OK. Not as good as the original. The only thing I remember is a woman getting attacked by crows.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/10/2019|
Wonderfully camp. Watched it several times.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/10/2019|
[quote]r1 The only thing I remember is a woman getting attacked by crows.
That was actress Elizabeth Shepherd. She was also in a Vincent Price movie.
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|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/10/2019|
The crow scene was hilarious for what happens after.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/10/2019|
I thought Damien was a good looking teen, also his cousin Mark
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/10/2019|
I thought all 3 were decent.
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|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/10/2019|
I never laughed so much in my life!
Lee Grant as the godmother to Satan's spawn is hilarious!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/10/2019|
For you Designing Women fans:
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/10/2019|
Is this the one with a naked grown up Damien writhing on the floor?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/10/2019|
I liked it. I mean, the Omen movies are kind of ridiculous and preposterous. But they're extremely well made. And the Jerry Goldsmith scores are brilliant and iconic.
I thought the actor who played Damien did an excellent job. Sinister but charming.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/10/2019|
Definitely a fun movie to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/10/2019|
I think it’s weird now how so many people think of the 1976 original as some kind of horror classic nowadays. It was always regarded a sort of limp, two-and-a-half-stars (out of four) misfire by critics and most horror fans when I was growing up in the 80s. I always cock an eyebrow whenever I read someone write something like, “Horror movies these days just aren’t what they used to be. Check out The Texas Chain Saw Masacre, Halloween, The Exorcist, THE OMEN...”
The Shining is another one. I distinctly recall it not getting very favorable reviews in the movie guide books, like Leonard Maltin’s or the Video Movie Guide by Mick Martin & Marsha Porter.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/10/2019|
[quote]Is this the one with a naked grown up Damien writhing on the floor?
Are you thinking of Sam Neill in Omen III: The Final Conflict?
Does anyone have a link to this hot nudity?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/10/2019|
Watch it, OP.
It is hilarious!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/10/2019|
[quote]r15 The Shining is another one. I distinctly recall it not getting very favorable reviews
That movie is so damn boring. And the cast is DRAB as all hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/10/2019|
I agree, R18.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/10/2019|
The Omen and The Shining are both horror classics.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/10/2019|
I had a crush on Damien and Cousin Mark when I was 11 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/10/2019|
I was surprised the guy who played the second Damien is straight because he seemed like a bit of a prissy queen in the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/11/2019|
I’ve watched it multiple times
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/11/2019|
Wow, Barron is growing up fast.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/11/2019|
The confrontation of Damian and his teacher rattling off historical figures and their dates of passing seemed riveting at the time
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/11/2019|
The Omen is a classic, compared to the retreaded crap they put on movie screens today.
I mean, did you actually sit all the way through Hereditary?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/11/2019|
Yes, I did, R26, and it was good up until that absolutely ridiculous ending.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/11/2019|
I actually read this book in jr. high when I found a copy at a thrift store. It was a fun, quick read.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/11/2019|
One scary scene, someone trapped under ice, when I saw that as a kid it terrified me. But it's not as good as the first which had a demonic nanny, the brilliant Billie Whitelaw, a doomed priest, gothic goings on in Israel etc. And Lee Remick getting pushed off a balcony by her beloved tot.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/11/2019|
R29 The beheading by a sheet of glass really bothered me. It’s one of the few horror movie scenes that ever deeply disturbed me.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/11/2019|
Fun fact: “Mark” is the son of actress Michael Learned (THE WALTONS).
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/11/2019|
The first one has one of the great genuinely scary moments in film: the nanny killing herself off the roof of the Thorns' mansion after saying, "It;s all for you, Damien" ecstatically. And it has Billie Whitelaw, who is great. But the problem with all the Omen films is that it's the same structure over and over again: someone slowly learns the truth about who Damien is, and then meets with an extremely gruesome death. The whole point of the films is so we can see each death and say, "Oooh! Cool! That was particularly disgusting!" It's a lot like giallo in that way.
The upshot of Elizabeth Shepherd being attacked by the raven is pretty hilarious, as is Meschach Taylor's end with the elevator cable (depicted in the photo above). You can't even take those deaths seriously.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/11/2019|
R32 I never found the nanny thing scary. The direction of the original movie overall is eerie though.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/11/2019|
[quote] [R32] I never found the nanny thing scary.
You're rare in that, then.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/11/2019|
For really terrible, try the Omen IV, a TV movie in which Faye Grant and Michael Woods adopt a female antichrist.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/11/2019|
During that ice scene, one of the boys, does a somersault while running to help. It's so obvious he's trying to stand out & look like a real action hero. It makes me laugh every time I see it.
The whole movie is rather silly, but still fun to watch. 70's horror is the best.
R31 "Mark" is also responsible for those terrible eHarmony commercials.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/11/2019|
The first film was slightly campy. The second one was an all out campfest The ending with bad acting from Lee Grant and Bill Holden was Razzy worthy.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/11/2019|
To be honest, I'm surprised they haven't tried remaking this.
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|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/11/2019|
I liked part 2 better. I was very attracted to Damien when I was a young gayling.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/11/2019|
Jonathan Scott-Taylor, who played Damien in this one, stopped acting almost immediately afterward and his whereabouts are unknown.
There are a lot of creepy people online looking for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/11/2019|
[quote]To be honest, I'm surprised they haven't tried remaking this.
Which one? THE OMEN had a shitty remake featuring Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, and Mia Farrow. That was more than enough fuckery. 🤮
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/11/2019|
R42, I remember the somewhat clever ad campaign for the remake of The Omen because they released it on 06/06/06. I'm surprised they haven't remade Damien: Omen II.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/11/2019|
It's worth checking out for the fantastic Jerry Goldsmith score and Sylvia Sydney as campy old Aunt Marion. Cardiac arrest by a crow!!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/11/2019|
R16: thank you - yes that’s what I was thinking of.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/11/2019|
Agree with r37 that O2 is just straight out camp but still quite watchable. I remember that there’s a party Damien and all of cadet buddies are attending, and all the other teen boys look on sourly as every girl in the room is crowded around Damien, who looks like he should be holding a snifter of port.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/11/2019|
I had the hots for Damien too! I imagined homoerotic overtones in the scene where he ends up killing Mark.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/11/2019|
We would "sing" the creepy choir type music on the playground in grade school and get into trouble for doing so. The teachers knew what we were doing.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||03/11/2019|
The kid who played Damien in part two was good but again kinda gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/11/2019|
Love the different estates/homes! Love that Damien doesn't seem remotely scary - in fact, he is charming and I think aunt Marion came off as a huge bitch. Love the campy deaths. Creepiest characters are the pervy guys watching over Damien: white afro guy and lance henrickson. Also, Damien...gay or just fey brit? Both?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||03/11/2019|
The kid who played Damien played a hot prep school bully in Tales of the Unexpected.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||03/11/2019|
In the first one, I always loved the story of how they got the baboons to react. They took the alpha baboon into the car and filmed the reaction of the rest of the group.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||03/11/2019|
R52, was that zoo a real place, btw? With people driving in cars and the wild animals roaming all around them?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||03/11/2019|
I'm not sure, R53. I assume it's a place similar to what Great Adventure used to have. I recall going when I was a kid in the 80s. I think they used to drug the lions when the cars went through. I always recall them sleeping when we drove through.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||03/11/2019|
I love the way Lee Grant yells "DAMIEN" at the end.
Though I never understood why she then kills herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||03/11/2019|
She didn't kill herself. He burned her alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/11/2019|
Damien kills her by making the boiler explode with his demonic powers.
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|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/11/2019|
Why does he kill her?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/11/2019|
R59 He didn't want her to kill the uncle.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/11/2019|
I just don’t get this movie. I mean, it’s so unlikely something like this could ever really happen...
|by Anonymous||reply 61||03/11/2019|
Love this one. ore than the first! I even have the DVD.
CAMP CLASSIC and great gore.
And its beautifully shot, actually.
I am a huge Lee Grant fan, so it makes it even better.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/11/2019|
Is this the one where some guy was cut in half by falling elevator cables?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/11/2019|
I was sorry that "Ave Satani" (from he first Omen) lost the Best Song Oscar to "Evergreen" (from A Star is Born). It would have been to imagine scores of high school choirs singing it in their Spring Concerts.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/11/2019|
When the doctor gets cut in half, it immediately cuts to a shot of Damien's aunt reading about it in a newspaper and saying how horrible it is - it's a direct copy of the scene in the first movie when the priest is speared with Lee Remick reading about it immediately afterwards (with a photo of the speared priest which I'm sure a British broadsheet would definitely publish on its front page).
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/11/2019|
R42 I must have been the only one on the planet who enjoyed the Liev Shrieber / Stiles / Farrow remake. I thought it was a ton of fun. Loved the scene where Mia jumps on Schriebers back like a crazy banshee.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/11/2019|
The remake wasn't terrible but like a lot of remakes it's just kinda dull and pointless.
I thought Mia was good though.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/11/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/11/2019|
If he was raised in America by his uncle, why did he still have a strong British accent? In fact, it was even stronger as a teen.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||03/11/2019|
R68 On the bright side, he would be a fantastic jeopardy contestant.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||03/11/2019|
R69 Perhaps it was a Madonnaesque affectation.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||03/11/2019|
R71 Well, his mother WAS a jackal, after all.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||03/11/2019|
I remember watching it on TV while babysitting: the kids loved it, but I was scared shitless.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||03/11/2019|
I was only attracted to Damien when I was a kid. Not Mark or anybody else. Maybe it *was* because he gave off a gay vibe that my gayling gaydar picked up on.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||03/11/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 75||03/11/2019|
Hands down, the best Damien scene of all the films is the surprise anal scene in Omen 3!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||03/11/2019|
I had no idea there was an Omen III. Adult Damien?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||03/11/2019|
It's not bad r77. It's kind of the same story, though, as the first two. Someone learns about Damien and they are killed in some grisly way. But Sam Neill is very well cast, very sexy and sinister.
It kind of loses its way for me near the end but it's worth checking out.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||03/11/2019|
R78, thanks. I'll have to check it out.
Well, the original Omen sure scared the heck out of my older brother and sister. When I was a toddler, they kept checking my scalp for the sign of the beast as they claimed I always cried when my parents took us to church. 😂
|by Anonymous||reply 79||03/11/2019|
I thought Lee Remick was so classy when I saw the original as a kid.
I was like, "Wow, that's a LADY."
|by Anonymous||reply 80||03/11/2019|
Damien's hair looks devilish in that last picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||03/11/2019|
The films became increasingly worse: THE OMEN > O II > O III
|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/12/2019|
Omen 3 suffers from a lack of apocalypse.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||03/12/2019|
The actor who played Damian was such a smug little shit. Yeah, I guess that' s what they wanted. Regardless, I found him annoying and as we all know his future in film was non-existent.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/12/2019|
Watch your tongue, or the ravens will poke out your eyes! Queue the demon music
|by Anonymous||reply 85||03/14/2019|
As Lee Grant says in her autobiography, "I SAID YES TO EVERYTHING"!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/14/2019|