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The Omen

The Omen theatrical poster
Directed by Richard Donner
Produced by Harvey Bernhard
Written by David Seltzer
Starring Gregory Peck
Lee Remick
David Warner
Patrick Troughton
Billie Whitelaw
Harvey Stephens
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor
Editing by Stuart Baird
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) UK June 6, 1976
USA June 25, 1976
Australia December 23, 1976
Running time 111 min.
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Followed by Damien: Omen II
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

The Omen is a 1976 suspense/horror film directed by Richard Donner and starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, and Leo McKern. It is the first film in the Omen series and it is based on a horror novel by David Seltzer. Image File history File links Acap. ... The Omen DVD cover. ... Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg on April 24, 1930) is an American film director and also producer through the production company, The Donners Company, he and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner, own. ... Producer of the The Omen. ... David Seltzer (born in 1940 in Highland Park, Illinois) is an American screenwriter, producer, and director who is perhaps best known for having written The Omen. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Oscar-winning American film actor. ... Lee Remick Lee Remick (December 14, 1935 - July 2, 1991), was an American actress admired for her versality and her great beauty. ... David Warner David Warner (born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England) is an English actor who often plays sinister or evil characters. ... Patrick George Troughton (March 25, 1920 – March 28, 1987) was a versatile and prolific English actor best known in his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long running British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which he played from 1966 until 1969. ... Billie Whitelaw, CBE (b. ... Harvey Spencer Stephens (born 12 November 1970 in Putney, London, England) played the role of Damien Thorn in The Omen. ... Jerrald King Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was a famous American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. ... Gil Taylor (born 12 April 1914) in Bushey Heath, England, is a cinematographer. ... Stuart Baird is a British film editor, producer, and director who is mainly associated with action films. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thriller films are movies that primarily use action and suspense to engage the audience. ... Horror Movie redirects here. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg on April 24, 1930) is an American film director and also producer through the production company, The Donners Company, he and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner, own. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Oscar-winning American film actor. ... Lee Remick Lee Remick (December 14, 1935 - July 2, 1991), was an American actress admired for her versality and her great beauty. ... David Warner David Warner (born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England) is an English actor who often plays sinister or evil characters. ... Harvey Spencer Stephens (born 12 November 1970 in Putney, London, England) played the role of Damien Thorn in The Omen. ... Billie Whitelaw, CBE (b. ... Patrick George Troughton (March 25, 1920 – March 28, 1987) was a versatile and prolific English actor best known in his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long running British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which he played from 1966 until 1969. ... Image:Number Two. ... Damien Thorn, portrayed by Harvey Stephens in the orignial film, The Omen. ... David Seltzer (born in 1940 in Highland Park, Illinois) is an American screenwriter, producer, and director who is perhaps best known for having written The Omen. ...


Though part of a cycle of similarly-themed movies, The Omen has gained prestige over time for a number of reasons: its respectability (as a profitable major-studio film with renowned actors), its seriousness (it plays as a contemporary thriller, rather than with the knowing excesses of certain aspects of the horror genre), and the originality of the movie's Jerry Goldsmith score. Jerrald King Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was a famous American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. ...


The movie followed at the tail end of a cycle of 'demonic child' movies: Village of the Damned, Rosemary's Baby, and most notably The Exorcist, and was itself followed by sequels (see below) and a number of copycat films such as the Italian-made Kirk Douglas movie Holocaust 2000. As a general rule, the children concerned get older as the cycle continues, from the newborn of Rosemary's Baby to the teens of such films as Carrie, The Fury and Halloween. Village of the Damned is an English science fiction film made in 1960 by German director Wolf Rilla. ... Rosemarys Baby is an Academy Award-winning 1968 horror film directed by Roman Polanski based on the Ira Levin novel of the same name. ... The Exorcist is an Academy Award-winning 1973 American horror and thriller film, adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, dealing with the demonic possession of a young girl, and her mother’s desperate attempts to win back her daughter through an exorcism conducted... Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916) is an American actor and film producer known for his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas. ... Rosemarys Baby is an Academy Award-winning 1968 horror film directed by Roman Polanski based on the Ira Levin novel of the same name. ... Carrie is a 1976 American horror film directed by Brian De Palma based on the novel by Stephen King, with a screenplay written by Lawrence D. Cohen. ... The Fury is a 1978 sci-fi/horror/thriller film directed by Brian de Palma. ... The title card seen in the original Halloween film. ...


A new version, The Omen, was released on June 6, 2006 (06/06/06). The Omen (also known as The Omen: 666) is a 2006 remake of the 1976 horror film The Omen. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing...


Tag lines:

  • OUR FINAL WARNING.
  • It is the greatest mystery of all because no human being will ever solve it.
  • Good morning. You are one day closer to the end of the world. You have been warned
  • It is the greatest mystery of all because no human being will ever solve it. It is the highest suspense because no man can bear it. It is the greatest fear because it is the ancient fear of the unknown. It is a warning foretold for thousands of years. It is our final warning. It is The Omen.
  • Those who foretold it are dead. Those who can stop it are in grave danger.
  • If Something Frightening Happens To You Today, Think About It. It May Be "The Omen".

Contents

Plot

Set in Fulham, England; the premise of The Omen comes from the end times prophecies of Christianity. The story tells of the childhood of Damien Thorn, who was switched at birth with the murdered child of a wealthy American diplomat. Damien's family is unaware that he is actually the offspring of Satan and destined to become the Antichrist. His father, Robert Thorn, eventually begins to realize this with the help of a photographer named Keith Jennings, after numerous people connected to Damien begin dying in tragic accidents. After Damien's first nanny hangs herself at Damien's fifth birthday party, a new nanny, named Mrs. Baylock, arrives to tend to him. A priest who knows about Damien begins stalking Robert, and is eventually the one to first point out that Damien is the Antichrist, and that he intends to kill everyone in his way. The priest later dies in a bizarre accident, and Katherine Thorn, Damien's mother, suffers a two-story fall after being knocked over a railing by Damien. With Katherine in the hospital, Robert and Keith journey to Israel to find a man named Bugenhagen, an archaeologist who knows how to stop the Antichrist. While there, however, Katherine is killed after falling to her death due to Mrs Baylock, and Robert learns that he has to stab his son with seven special daggers to prevent the end of the world. Horrified by this, he tosses the daggers aside, only for Keith to run and pick them back up, leading to his own untimely death of beheading. Robert returns to London with the daggers, intending to kill his son. Fulham is a suburban area of west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, located 3. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... // In the three Abrahamic Religions (Islam, Judaism, and Christianity), the End Times are depicted as a time of tribulation that precede the predicted coming of a Messiah figure. ... This article or section seems to describe future events as if they have already occurred. ... Christianity percentage by country, purple is highest, orange is lowest Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch... Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick as Damien in The Omen remake Damien Thorn is the main fictional character in The Omen series (The Omen, Omen II, Omen III, The Omen 2006 remake). ... Gustave Dorés depiction of Satan from John Miltons Paradise Lost Satan, from the Hebrew word for adversary (Standard Hebrew: , Satan; Tiberian Hebrew ; Koine Greek: Σατανάς Satanás, Persian: , Satanás; Aramaic: , ; Arabic: , , Geez: , Turkish: Åžeytan), is a term that originates from the Abrahamic faiths, being traditionally applied to... Revelation 13:16-18 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast...


Returning to his mansion, Robert is attacked first by the hound which he successfully traps in an underground chamber with clever maneuver. Robert then goes upstairs to Damien's room to check whether he has the "666" birthmark (as explained by Bugenhagen). Seeing it on Damien's scalp after cutting away some hair, Robert has no doubt about Damien's true identity. The Number of the Beast is a concept from the Book of Revelation of the New Testament of the Christian Bible. ...


It is at this moment that Damien's Satanic nanny attacks him from behind. After violently wrestling with her, Robert puts her out of play temporarily with a flying kick in the face. As he drags Damien downstairs, Damien kicks and screams at Robert. Bumping into a light fixture while descending the staircase, Robert and Damien tumble down the stairs, knocking Damien temporarily unconscious. As Robert prepares to exit the home, Mrs. Baylock re-appears and the two struggle in the kitchen before Robert finally kills (?) her with a knife to the neck. Robert then exits, tosses a limp Damien into the front passenger seat of the car and proceeds to go to the church where he plans to kill Damien.


As he bursts through the gates of his mansion, his security is alerted and chases his car, followed by the police at close distance. Robert brings the wrestling Damien to the church and, as he is about to stab Damien (who is placed on the altar) with one of the knives in the manner dictated by Bugenhagen, the police arrive and shoot Robert, killing him just before he brings the knife down on his son, though as shot, it is deliberately left ambiguous whether Damien has been killed until the final scene.


The movie ends with Robert's funeral where Damien is seen holding the president's hand. The camera lowers to Damien, who looks at the camera and gives an evil smile in one of the movie's most famous moments before the credits roll.


The Omen was characterized by the chillingly effective use of symbolism, such as the birthmark of the number 666 on Damien's scalp, the effective use of crosses and statuary for foreshadowing, and the wallpapering of a room with pages from a Bible to ward off evil spirits. The Number of the Beast is mentioned in the Book of Revelation of the Christian New Testament and has long been accepted to be 666. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ...


Cast

Actor Role
Gregory Peck Robert Thorn
Lee Remick Katherine Thorn
David Warner Keith Jennings
Billie Whitelaw Mrs. Baylock
Harvey Stephens Damien Thorn
Patrick Troughton Father Brennan
Martin Benson Father Spiletto
Leo McKern Bugenhagen
Holly Palance Holly (the nanny)

Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Oscar-winning American film actor. ... Lee Remick Lee Remick (December 14, 1935 - July 2, 1991), was an American actress admired for her versality and her great beauty. ... David Warner David Warner (born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England) is an English actor who often plays sinister or evil characters. ... Keith Russell Jennings (born November 2, 1968 in Culpepper, Virginia) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. Jennings, a 57 point guard, attended East Tennessee State University and spent three seasons in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors. ... Billie Whitelaw, CBE (b. ... Harvey Spencer Stephens (born 12 November 1970 in Putney, London, England) played the role of Damien Thorn in The Omen. ... Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick as Damien in The Omen remake Damien Thorn is the main fictional character in The Omen series (The Omen, Omen II, Omen III, The Omen 2006 remake). ... Patrick George Troughton (March 25, 1920 – March 28, 1987) was a versatile and prolific English actor best known in his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long running British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which he played from 1966 until 1969. ... Image:Number Two. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Music

The Omen
Soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith
Released 1976
Genre Film music
Length 34:16
Label 20th Century Fox
Producer Jerry Goldsmith
Professional reviews

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An original score for the film was composed by Jerry Goldsmith, for which he received the only Oscar of his long career. The score features a strong choral segment, with a foreboding Latin chant. The refrain to the chant is, "Sanguis bibimus, corpus edimus, tolle corpus Satani" (Latin, "We drink the blood, we eat the flesh, raise the body of Satan"), interspersed with cries of "Ave Satani!" and "Ave versus Christus" (Latin, "Hail, Satan!" and "Hail, Antichrist!"). Aside from the choral work, the score includes lyrical themes portraying the pleasant home life of the Thorn family, which are contrasted with the more disturbing scenes of the family's confrontation with evil. The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Jerrald King Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was a famous American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This article is about choirs, musical ensembles containing singers. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...


Tracklisting

  1. "Ave Satani" - 2:32
  2. "New Ambassador" - 2:33
  3. "Killer's Storm" - 2:51
  4. "Sad Message" - 1:42
  5. "Demise of Mrs. Baylock" - 2:52
  6. "Don't Let Him" - 2:48
  7. "Piper Dreams" - 2:39
  8. "Fall" - 3:42
  9. "Safari Park" - 2:04
  10. "Dog's Attack" - 5:50
  11. "Homecoming" - 2:43
  12. "Altar" - 2:00

On October 9, 2001 a deluxe version of the soundtrack was released with eight additional tracks. is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

  1. "Ave Satani" - 2:35
  2. "On This Night" - 2:36
  3. "The New Ambassador" - 2:34
  4. "Where Is He?" - :56
  5. "I Was There" - 2:27
  6. "Broken Vows" - 2:12
  7. "Safari Park" - 3:24
  8. "A Doctor, Please" - 1:44
  9. "The Killer Storm" - 2:54
  10. "The Fall" - 3:45
  11. "Don't Let Him" - 2:49
  12. "The Day He Died" - 2:14
  13. "The Dog's Attack" - 5:54
  14. "A Sad Message" - 1:44
  15. "Beheaded" - 1:49
  16. "The Bed" - 1:08
  17. "666" - :44
  18. "The Demise of Mrs. Baylock" - 2:54
  19. "The Altar" - 2:07
  20. "The Piper Dreams" - 2:41

Reception

The movie boasted a particularly disturbing scene, in which a character willingly and joyfully hangs herself at a birthday party attended by young children. It also features a violent decapitation scene (caused by a horizontal sheet of plate glass), one of mainstream Hollywood's first: "If there were a special Madame Defarge Humanitarian Award for best decapitation," wrote Kim Newman in Nightmare Movies (1988), "this lingering, slow-motion sequence would get my vote." Madame Defarge is the wife of Ernest Defarge and a tireless worker for the French Revolution in the book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. ... Kim Newman (born July 31, 1959) is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. ...


Curse

In 2005 a documentary entitled "The Curse of 'The Omen'" was shown on British television. The production of The Omen was plagued with a series of incidents which some members of the crew attributed to the operation of a curse. They wondered if these events were due to supernatural forces trying to prevent the filming of the movie[1]. Instances include the following: Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Look up Curse in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Supernatural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as...

  • Scriptwriter David Seltzer's plane was struck by lightning.
  • Star Gregory Peck, in a separate incident, had his plane struck by lightning.
  • Richard Donner's hotel was bombed by the Provisional IRA .
  • Gregory Peck canceled his reservation on a flight. The plane he had originally chartered crashed, killing all on board (a group of Japanese businessmen).
  • A warden at the safari park used in the "crazy baboon" scene was attacked and killed by a lion the day after the crew left.
  • Rottweilers hired for the film attacked their trainers.
  • On the first day of shooting, the principal members of the crew got in a head-on car crash.

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Influence

  • Damien Thorn appeared as a character in the South Park episode "Damien", and had a cameo in "Professor Chaos". Also, the episode "Tsst" ends in a similar fashion to the film.
  • "Damien" is a song written by the American metal band Iced Earth on their 2001 Horror Show album. The lyrics of the song include references and direct quotations from the Omen series.
  • The popular British sitcom Only Fools & Horses features a recurring joke in which Rodney Trotter fears that his nephew is the anti-Christ (because he is 'Son of Del'). The boy's name is Damien, and Omen-like music (usually the "Carmina Burana") often plays whenever Rodney sees him.
  • The opening musical sequence for The Omen, which features a grimly-singing Catholic chorus and tolling bells, was sped up slightly and used as background music in the anime Hellsing. This shortened (roughly 45 seconds long) version of the opening can be found on the tenth track of the soundtrack titled Raid.
  • Popular Belgian hip hop group 't Hof van Commerce uses a pitched-down sample of the aforementioned chorus (the sanguis bibimus part) throughout the song "Tussen Eemle en Elle" (lit. Between Heaven and Hell) on their third album Rocky 7.
  • Rapstar DMX has a song titled "Damien" on his debut album It's Dark and Hell is Hot. On his second album, Flesh of my Flesh, Blood of my Blood, he has a track titled "The Omen" which features the controversial artist Marilyn Manson. The final in the series of songs is on his album The Great Depression with the song titled "Damien III".
  • The short film Six stars Matt Frewer as a new father who awakens one morning to realize that he bears a birthmark which reads "665" behind his left ear. When he frantically telephones his mother (also played by Frewer) with the news, she reassures him that he has always had the mark and that in any case, he shouldn't worry seeing as "your father was 664!"
  • In an episode of the television show Roseanne, her mother Beverly acts out of character. Roseanne then brushes her mother’s hair out of the way and says "667, close enough."
  • The film is mentioned in the little-known Go-Betweens song "Lee Remick"
  • In an episode of That '70s Show titled "Drive In" Kelso tells Eric that he should take (his girlfriend) Donna to see The Omen at the drive in describing the movie as "Make-out city" stating that "horror movies turn chicks on faster than a porno". The episode also featured a trailer of The Omen.

For other uses, see South Park (disambiguation). ... Damien is the eigth episode of Comedy Centrals animated series South Park (though it aired as episode ten overall). ... Tsst, (also known as The Dog Whisperer,) is episode 1007 (#146) of Comedy Centrals animated comedy tv series, South Park which aired on May 3, 2006. ... Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band that combines influences from thrash metal, power metal, Progressive metal, Speed metal and NWOBHM. In 1999 their leader and songwriter Jon Schaffer teamed up with Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kürsch to form a side project called Demons & Wizards. ... Only Fools and Horses is a hugely popular British sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were broadcast between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. ... Rodney Charlton Trotter (b. ... The cover of the score to Carmina Burana showing the Wheel of Fortuna Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff between 1935 and 1936. ... Original run October 10, 2001 – January 16, 2002 October 4, 2003–December 27, 2003 No. ... t Hof van Commerce is a Belgian hip hop crew from Izegem in the province West Flanders, in the Dutch speaking flemish north part of Belgium. ... Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990) is a fantasy novel written in collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England[1]) is an English fantasy author, best known for his Discworld series. ... Neil Richard Gaiman () (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. ... Satire is a literary technique of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject (individuals, organizations, states) often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. ... Earl Simmons (born on December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name, DMX, is an American rapper and actor who rose to popularity in the late-1990s. ... Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician and artist known for his outrageous stage persona and image as the lead singer of the eponymous band. ... Matt Frewer (b. ... For a full entry on this subject go to The Go-Betweens The Go-Betweens are one of the most internationally influential indie rock bands from Australia, formed by guitarists Robert Forster and Grant McLennan in Brisbane in 1977. ... That 70s Show is an American television sitcom that centers on the lives of a group of teenagers living in Point Place, Wisconsin, a fictional suburb of either Kenosha[1] or Green Bay[2] from May 17, 1976 to December 31, 1979. ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... “Death Is a Bitch” is an episode from the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... Stewart Gilligan Stewie Griffin is a fictional character in the animated television series Family Guy. ...

The name "Damien"

The name "Damien" sounds vaguely like the English "demon," but is not at all etymologically related. Damien is the French form of the English name Damian (Latin Damianus), popular as the name of a martyred Christian saint of the third century (see Sts. Cosmas and Damian). Another prominent Damien was Father Damien of Hawaii, who died while establishing leper colonies there — a saintly rather than demonic figure. Damien is also the first name of Father Karras in The Exorcist. Damian, also spelled Damien, can refer to: Given Names: Damian (given name) Damian (surname) People: Damian (musician), the stage name for 1980s pop musician Damian Davey. ... Saints Cosmas and Damian (died 303) were twins and early Christian martyrs, born in Cilicia, or in Arabia, who practiced the art of healing in the seaport of Ægea (modern Ayash) in the Gulf of Iskanderun, then in the Roman province of Syria. ... Father Damien, also Blessed Damien of Molokai and born Joseph de Veuster (January 3, 1840 – April 15, 1889), was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious order. ... Father Karras played by Jason Miller Father Damien Karras (April 12, 1935 - October 9, 1975) a fictional Greek-American character from the novel The Exorcist. ... The Exorcist is an Academy Award-winning 1973 American horror and thriller film, adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, dealing with the demonic possession of a young girl, and her mother’s desperate attempts to win back her daughter through an exorcism conducted...


The success of the Omen series inspired Marvel Comics to revive the Son of Satan series, whose eponymous hero has the civilian name of Daimon Hellstrom. Hellstrom, despite his ancestry, wielded his pitchfork for the side of good — at least until the end of this series, and a revival under the slightly-altered name of Hellstorm. Marvel Comics reportedly promised not to revive the "Son of Satan" name, in response to pressure from Christians concerned about glorifying Satanism. In June 2006, a new Hellstrom limited series was announced for the Marvel MAX line of adult comics, to debut in October of that year. [1] Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... Son of Satan can refer to: a 1922 movie; see Son of Satan (film) a comic book character; see Daimon Hellstrom a mythological creature, [Baal] (Beelzebub) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Daimon Hellstrom, also known as the Son of Satan and Hellstorm, is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... MAX is an imprint of Marvel Comics for adult audiences, launched in 2001 after Marvel broke with the Comics Code Authority and established its own rating system. ...


Sequels and Remakes

The Omen spawned several sequels and a remake.


Sequels

  • Damien: Omen II (1978)
  • Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
  • Omen IV: The Awakening (1991, made-for-TV).

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Remake(s)

The Omen (also known as The Omen: 666) is a 2006 remake of the 1976 horror film The Omen. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing...

Novels

  • David Seltzer, The Omen. (Futura, 1976).
  • Joseph Howard, Damien: Omen II. (Futura, 1978).
  • Gordon McGill, Omen III: The Final Conflict. (Futura, 1980).
  • Gordon McGill, Omen IV: Armageddon. (Futura, 1983)
  • Gordon McGill, Omen V: The Abomination. (Futura, 1985).

Both the book and the movie were written by David Seltzer. The book preceded the movie by two weeks as an effective marketing gimmick. For the book, Seltzer took liberties with his own material, changing details (such as character names) and often augmenting plot points. The second and third novels were novelizations of their respective movies, and reflected movie continuity, more or less.


The fourth novel, Omen IV: Armageddon was entirely unrelated to the fourth movie, but continued the story of Omen III. Its premise is based on the one-night stand between Damien Thorn and Kate Reynolds in Omen III. This affair included an act of sodomy, and thence Kate gave the (rectal) "birth" of another diabolical entity called "the abomination" (presumably after the "abomination of desolation" from the book of Daniel) in Omen IV. This novel attempted to patch one of the Omen series' more glaring plot-holes, namely the question of whether the Antichrist could be slain by one of the seven "daggers of Megiddo" (which occurred in Omen III) or only by all of them (as stated in the first book and movie). The solution reached was that one dagger could kill Damien's physical body, but not his soul. François Elluin, Sodomites provoking the wrath of God, from Le pot pourri de Loth (1781). ...


This story was continued in the fifth novel, Omen V: The Abomination, which resulted in the death of this character.


Trivia

  • This film was #16 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.
  • It was Film composer Jerry Goldsmith's one and only Academy Award for Best Score.
  • The church featured is All Saints Church, Fulham, London.

This article is about the U.S. cable network. ... All Saints Church, Fulham is an Anglican church in Fulham, London sited close to the river Thames, beside the northern approach to Putney Bridge. ...

References

  1. ^ TV Documentary "The Curse of 'The Omen'". www.imdb.com/title/tt0487890/

External links


The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...

The Omen Series

Original Films
The Omen | Damien: Omen II | Omen III: The Final Conflict
Remakes
The Omen (2006)
Other films
Omen IV: The Awakening
Characters
Damien Thorn Damien Thorn, portrayed by Harvey Stephens in the orignial film, The Omen. ... The Omen (also known as The Omen: 666) is a 2006 remake of the 1976 horror film The Omen. ... Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick as Damien in The Omen remake Damien Thorn is the main fictional character in The Omen series (The Omen, Omen II, Omen III, The Omen 2006 remake). ...


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