Damien the Antichrist, now age 13, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark mystical forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.
Seven years later, 13-year-old Damien is just discovering who he really is, and what he is destined to do. Now living with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin in a wealthy suburb of Chicago, Damien is anxious to inherit everything. Can Richard Thorn finish the job that Damien's father (Ambassador Thorn) started? Written by
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Don Taylor replaced director Mike Hodges as a result of creative differences. However, the few scenes Hodges directed were kept, like the scenes at the factory and at the military school, and also the dinner where Aunt Marion shows her concern about Damien. See more »
The setting goes from fall to winter (with snow on the ground and a lake frozen over) back to what looks like early fall (leaves on trees just yellowing and the grass still green) several times in what is supposed to be a continuous 9 month period - one school year in the life of the titular character. In one scene, a major character dies in the snow surrounded by leafless trees. This is immediately followed by a scene at his funeral (which could only have been a couple of days later) back in early fall. Later, when Damien's Uncle is in New York City there's a thick blanket of snow on the ground and he is visibly cold, while back in Chicago, on what is supposed to be the same day, the trees are again covered by faintly yellowed leaves and the weather seems mild. See more »
"She pollutes the air with her craziness", gotta love that line near the film's beginning. Damien:Omen II is an ambitious and entertaining sequel to the classic Omen. This film is an almost perfect stepping stone in the Omen trilogy, focusing on Damien Thorn becoming a teenager. The film obviously lacks the fresh originality of the first film but it still deserves credit for maintaining a sense of dread and menace when somebody crosses the young Damien Thorn. The death scenes are both chilling and creative and the film's trademark score is brilliant. As far as sequels go, Omen II is a solid effort, leading the pathway clearly open for the third chapter. In terms of comparison Omen II doesn't surpass the original but if you enjoyed the Omen then Damien:Omen II shouldn't disappoint.
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