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The Omen (1976)

by 20/05/2014
In "The Omen" witnessing the dramatic adventure of a diplomat and his wife who learn that their adopted son is actually the Antichrist.
Overview
Σκηνοθεσία

Richard Donner

Παραγωγή

Harvey Bernhard

Σενάριο

David Seltzer

Ηθοποιοί

Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw

Μουσική

Jerry Goldsmith

Εταιρείες Παραγωγής

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century-Fox Productions, Mace Neufeld Productions

Γνωστή και ως

Omen, Omen I: The Antichrist, Omen I: The Birthmark

Διάρκεια

1 Hour and 51 Minutes (111 Minutes)

Χώρα

United Kingdom, USA

Γλώσσα

English

Σλόγκαν

It is the greatest mystery of all because no human being will ever solve it.
You Have Been Warned. If Something Frightening Happens To You Today. Think About It. It May Be "The Omen."
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.

Προϋπολογισμός

$2.800.000

Box Office

$60.922.980 (μέχρι 23 Ιανουαρίου 2012)

Έτος

1976

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Few horror movies can bear worthily the heavy title of "classical". These definitely belongs to the legendary "The Omen" by Richard Donner. With great names in the title role as Gregory Peck and Lee Remick and stood for an ideal incarnation of the Antichrist, "The Omen" is a unique experience of terror that every fan of the genre who respects himself must experience.

Definitely alone in sounding words such as "Antichrist", "Satan", "666" many feel annoyed, others agrieyontai, others begin the stayrokopima. With such concepts deals "The Omen" but this doesn't mean that you have to be religious to the balk seen. The movie manages to create horror chills with the eerie atmosphere, the devilish music (especially the song Ave Satani), honest interpretations of the protagonists, the climate of despair before the great emerging threat and several dreadful scenes that are nailed in the viewer's memory forever.

The film begins with the adoption of an infant by American diplomat Robert Thorn who shall in particular act in secret from his wife because of the death of their newborn child. Then the couple moves from Rome to London to undertake the new tasks of Robert. But gradually discovers that there is something wrong with their child. A series of coincidences surrounding little Damien are disturbing both parents. The small shock suffered by arriving in a church, a park and observing agrieyoyn a queer priest visits his father Damien warning him about the identity of the diabolic son, giving him advice to confront him. The Antichrist seeks the emergence of through the world of politics as Robert's heir and then consolidate the domination of the world. The pair initially shows skeptical signs but the events will bring mobility ektylichtoyn the father, who with the help of a photographer starts the necessary research to stop the Antichrist, namely his son! Venture difficult since the Satanic Damien is not defenseless and with the foremost defenders of evil to lie in his own home!

Horror Trivia

Apart from the rave reaction of the critics of the era "The Omen" has been very successful and at the American box office amassing 60,922,980 dollars, being the 5th most successful commercial film in the US in 1976. Also won 1 Oscar for best soundtrack.

I don't think I need to say more about the undoubted quality of that film. The chilling notion that behind the innocent look of a little child there is the bigger evil according to a large portion of our fellowmen, constitutes a superb material for creating a truly diabolical film, something achieved flawlessly in ' The Omen '. The tremor is here, in a film that despite the passage of time keeps the Crystal its authenticity. A timeless diamond horror, from the brightest (or maybe by darker?) you never saw.

The Omen

Movie Highlights

  • The shocking suicide of Damien's nanny first at the beginning of the film. Ideal ghoulish introduction prepares us for what will follow.
  • The scene starts she laments Demien and chymaei to its mother like Cougar in the car while approaching a church. Voiced shock and this!
  • The creepy decapitation with wrongful a large glass plate towards the latter part of the film. Of the most dynamic beheadings that we have ever seen!
  • Born the 6th time the 6th day of the 6th month … oohhh yeaah!

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Διαβάθμιση Gore:
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος

Διαβάθμιση Βαθμολογίας:
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!

Positives

Tight script, terrible performances, genuine scary and gloomy atmosphere, creepy theme music, some sokaristikoi murders.

Negatives

Of course nothing!

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A classic «must»... for all lovers of quality, timeless horror.

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