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Damien: Omen II (1978)

 -  Horror  -  9 June 1978 (USA)
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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.

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Bill Atherton
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Aunt Marion
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Joan Hart
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Pasarian (as Alan Arbus)
Fritz Ford ...
Murray
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John J. Newcombe ...
Teddy
John Charles Burns ...
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Storyline

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 Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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These eyes will follow you wherever you go and your nightmares will become a frightening reality. See more »

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9 June 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Omen II  »

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SEK 1,331,227 (Sweden)
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There had been plans to film a third Omen movie starring Jonathan Scott-Taylor in 1979. See more »

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Although much is made of Damien's invulnerability, when he screams after he kills Mark, you can see his fillings. See more »

Quotes

Teddy: That's Damien's father in the back. My old man was on that team, too.
[pointing at picture]
Teddy: That's him. He was on the line. But Robert Thorn was quarterback. Even back then he was calling the plays for everybody.
Mark Thorn: [Coming in from Neff's office] You're next, Damien.
Damien Thorn: Teddy, don't ever talk about my father again. Do you understand?
Teddy: Can't you take a joke?
Damien Thorn: [Giving Teddy a long look] Yes.
[Turns to leave]
Mark Thorn: What was that all about?
Teddy: Your cousin really thinks he's somebody, doesn't he? My old man tells me the...
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Near-worthy sequel to a horror masterpiece
13 June 2006 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

The original Omen left itself wide open for a sequel, and even though I personally don't think it particularly needed one; I have to say that this second part, to my surprise, is actually very good! Don Taylor's sequel, of course, has nothing on Richard Donner's original; and even though the film often gets too convoluted and is more than a little bit silly, The Omen II follows on from the original nicely and is an overall worthy sequel. For the sequel, the action has expectedly moved to America; and the film delivers more of the uncompromising gore that helped to round off the original as an all round horror masterpiece. Logically, the film picks up the story of Damien seven years after his father, Robert Thawn, tried to kill him under mysterious circumstances. The film starts off with the revelation that Damien Thawn is the antichrist, and from there we follow him as he joins military school, comes under the guidance of one of Satan's disciples and violently disposes of anyone who stands a chance of discovering his real identity!

Jonathan Scott-Taylor is the actor given the honour of portraying the son of the devil this time around, and it has to be said that he does a really good job with it; even though the actor has hardly been seen since. William Holden is no Gregory Peck, but he does well in the older lead actor role; and he receives good backup from Lee Grant in the role of his wife. The cast is rounded off by cult stars Nicholas Pryor and Lance Henriksen. The plot pacing can be a little hard to follow, and not all the plot threads (the ones involving Thawn Industries in particular) are able to come through properly. However, director Don Taylor combats this by adding in an over the top and gory murder sequence every time the plot looks like it's going downhill. Here we have people burning to death, freezing to death, having their eyes plucked out and - of course - being cut in half in an elevator! The film just about carries off a mysterious religious tone throughout, and I was pleased that the film didn't get bogged down with theories surrounding Damien. The film ends with a nice little twist, before once again leaving the series open for a sequel - which, of course, it got three years later. The Omen II isn't a classic or must see; but it's a nice sequel.


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