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Damien: Omen II

Opinions? I've never seen it.

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by Anonymousreply 9309/13/2019

It was OK. Not as good as the original. The only thing I remember is a woman getting attacked by crows.

by Anonymousreply 103/10/2019

Wonderfully camp. Watched it several times.

by Anonymousreply 203/10/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 403/10/2019

The crow scene was hilarious for what happens after.

by Anonymousreply 503/10/2019

I thought Damien was a good looking teen, also his cousin Mark

by Anonymousreply 603/10/2019

I thought all 3 were decent.

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by Anonymousreply 903/10/2019

I never laughed so much in my life!

Lee Grant as the godmother to Satan's spawn is hilarious!

by Anonymousreply 1003/10/2019

For you Designing Women fans:

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by Anonymousreply 1103/10/2019

Is this the one with a naked grown up Damien writhing on the floor?

by Anonymousreply 1203/10/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1303/10/2019

Definitely a fun movie to watch.

by Anonymousreply 1403/10/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1503/10/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 1603/10/2019

Watch it, OP.

It is hilarious!

by Anonymousreply 1703/10/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 1803/10/2019

I agree, R18.

by Anonymousreply 1903/10/2019

The Omen and The Shining are both horror classics.

by Anonymousreply 2003/10/2019

I had a crush on Damien and Cousin Mark when I was 11 years old.

by Anonymousreply 2103/10/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2203/11/2019

I’ve watched it multiple times

by Anonymousreply 2303/11/2019

Wow, Barron is growing up fast.

by Anonymousreply 2403/11/2019

The confrontation of Damian and his teacher rattling off historical figures and their dates of passing seemed riveting at the time

by Anonymousreply 2503/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2603/11/2019

Yes, I did, R26, and it was good up until that absolutely ridiculous ending.

by Anonymousreply 2703/11/2019

I actually read this book in jr. high when I found a copy at a thrift store. It was a fun, quick read.

by Anonymousreply 2803/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2903/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3003/11/2019

Fun fact: “Mark” is the son of actress Michael Learned (THE WALTONS).

by Anonymousreply 3103/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3203/11/2019

R32 I never found the nanny thing scary. The direction of the original movie overall is eerie though.

by Anonymousreply 3303/11/2019

[quote] [R32] I never found the nanny thing scary.

You're rare in that, then.

by Anonymousreply 3403/11/2019

For really terrible, try the Omen IV, a TV movie in which Faye Grant and Michael Woods adopt a female antichrist.

by Anonymousreply 3503/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3603/11/2019

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.

For Omen 2, William Holden Changed His Mind About Working With the Devil

Oscar-winner William Holden turned down the lead role in the original Omen film, claiming he didn't want to star in a film about the Devil.

by Anonymousreply 3703/11/2019

To be honest, I'm surprised they haven't tried remaking this.

by Anonymousreply 3803/11/2019

The trailer!

The Omen 2: Damien (1978) - Trailer

by Anonymousreply 3903/11/2019

I liked part 2 better. I was very attracted to Damien when I was a young gayling.

by Anonymousreply 4003/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4103/11/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 4203/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4303/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4403/11/2019

R16: thank you - yes that’s what I was thinking of.

by Anonymousreply 4503/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4603/11/2019

I had the hots for Damien too! I imagined homoerotic overtones in the scene where he ends up killing Mark.

by Anonymousreply 4703/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4803/11/2019

The kid who played Damien in part two was good but again kinda gay.

by Anonymousreply 4903/11/2019

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, or just fey brit? Both?

by Anonymousreply 5003/11/2019

The kid who played Damien played a hot prep school bully in Tales of the Unexpected.

Tales of the Unexpected - Galloping Foxley ep 012

William Perkins is haunted by the bullying he received while at Boarding school 60 years ago. While on a train, he is convinced that the man sitting opposite...

by Anonymousreply 5103/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5203/11/2019

R52, was that zoo a real place, btw? With people driving in cars and the wild animals roaming all around them?

by Anonymousreply 5303/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5403/11/2019

I love the way Lee Grant yells "DAMIEN" at the end.

Though I never understood why she then kills herself.

by Anonymousreply 5503/11/2019

She didn't kill herself. He burned her alive.

by Anonymousreply 5603/11/2019

Damien kills her by making the boiler explode with his demonic powers.

by Anonymousreply 5703/11/2019


Barron Trump

Barron Trump

by Anonymousreply 5803/11/2019

Why does he kill her?

by Anonymousreply 5903/11/2019

R59 He didn't want her to kill the uncle.

by Anonymousreply 6003/11/2019

I just don’t get this movie. I mean, it’s so unlikely something like this could ever really happen...

by Anonymousreply 6103/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6203/11/2019

Is this the one where some guy was cut in half by falling elevator cables?

by Anonymousreply 6303/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6403/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6503/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6603/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6703/11/2019


Damien Omen II dates in history

history questions - Smug teacher, smug replies

by Anonymousreply 6803/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6903/11/2019

R68 On the bright side, he would be a fantastic jeopardy contestant.

by Anonymousreply 7003/11/2019

R69 Perhaps it was a Madonnaesque affectation.

by Anonymousreply 7103/11/2019

R71 Well, his mother WAS a jackal, after all.

by Anonymousreply 7203/11/2019

I remember watching it on TV while babysitting: the kids loved it, but I was scared shitless.

by Anonymousreply 7303/11/2019

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.

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by Anonymousreply 7503/11/2019

Hands down, the best Damien scene of all the films is the surprise anal scene in Omen 3!

Image: Film Review: Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) - Review 2 | HNN

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by Anonymousreply 7603/11/2019

I had no idea there was an Omen III. Adult Damien?

by Anonymousreply 7703/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 7803/11/2019

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 Anonymousreply 7903/11/2019

I thought Lee Remick was so classy when I saw the original as a kid.

I was like, "Wow, that's a LADY."

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by Anonymousreply 8003/11/2019

Damien's hair looks devilish in that last picture.

by Anonymousreply 8103/11/2019

The films became increasingly worse: THE OMEN > O II > O III

by Anonymousreply 8203/12/2019

Omen 3 suffers from a lack of apocalypse.

by Anonymousreply 8303/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 8403/12/2019

Watch your tongue, or the ravens will poke out your eyes! Queue the demon music

by Anonymousreply 8503/14/2019

As Lee Grant says in her autobiography, "I SAID YES TO EVERYTHING"!

by Anonymousreply 8603/14/2019

He's apparently married but the actor who played Damien seemed kinda gay.

by Anonymousreply 8709/13/2019

Loved the crow attacked on the woman. At first it's pretty horrifying but they ruined it by throwing a dummy to smack into the truck and it's hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 8809/13/2019

I looked like Omen II Damien when I was a little kid. I had a cousin named Mark too.

When Trump is finally out of office, I'm going to post the last scene of The Final Conflict on all my social media.

The omen 3 The Final Confect Ending

the last scene of the final confect the omen 3.

by Anonymousreply 8909/13/2019

Chilling, but only because I had been exposed to fundie loons as a child. Ugh. Little did I know at the time I watched it that it was the Drumpf family story!

by Anonymousreply 9009/13/2019

I found it kind of trashy. The editing is all over the place and most of the cinematography looks like a TV movie. It's also a complete retread of part 1, they even do the sudden death/immediate cut to front page story about it in the newspaper trick they did in part 1 when the priest dies.

by Anonymousreply 9109/13/2019

Was Damien the real-life story of Jared Kushner?

by Anonymousreply 9209/13/2019

Very scary at the time, when I was a wee lad of nine years, but doesn't quite hold up. It does seem quite campy as an adult.

by Anonymousreply 9309/13/2019
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