The Omen (1976)

Omen, The (1976, USA) C-111m. SCOPE ** D: Richard Donner. Starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, Harvey Stephens, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson. Popular horror classic of the 1970s about U.S. ambassador Peck and wife Remick, whose baby dies upon birth. Peck then decides to "adopt" different baby without the knowledge of his wife - only it turns out to be the antichrist! Rather manipulative chiller has a few unsettling sequences but plot is too talky, too simple. Still, has a way of getting to you. Jerry Goldsmith's elaborate score won an Oscar. Edited by Stuart Baird. Three sequels followed, starting with DAMIEN: OMEN II..


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