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Damien: Omen II (1978)

R | | Horror | 9 June 1978 (USA)
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Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark 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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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 you will experience a new dimension of fear. See more »

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$6,800,000 (estimated)
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Couldn't Damien have saved Bill Atherton from drowning since he's telekinetic? This ice rink scene is after the telekinetic showdown with Teddy, and before Damien saw the 666 on his forehead, so he knew he had special powers at that point and had no allegiance to the dark side. And he watched him drown in a sad, concerned fashion. Why didn't he just save him? See more »

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The close-up of the crow's eye in Aunt Marion's room is the same shot as the close-up of the crow on the roadway. You can see the reflection of the trees along the roadway in the crows eye even though it is inside Marion's bedroom at night. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Kane: Mr. Thorn? They'll be alright. We've checked every boy for lung damage not a sign of it. Now they are gonna be nauseous for a little while but there is no permanent damage...
Richard Thorn: Doctor I don't care what it costs...
Dr. Kane: I assure you Mr. Thorn, they're all receiving the best care. Now there is one thing though, we made every possible test of blood damage, tissue damage and every boy was affected at some level though as I said not seriously. That is every boy except your nephew Damien.
Richard Thorn: Do you mean that.....
Dr. Kane:
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Delbert McClinton (1981) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Surprisingly Superb Sequel
14 June 2010 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

That lovable little rapscallion from "The Omen" has returned to raise more Hell in "Damien: Omen II". No longer a toddler, Damien is closing in on his 13th birthday. While most pre-teens must cope with puberty and the confusion that accompanies it, Damien (portrayed by Jonathan Scott-Taylor) is more pre-occupied with his destiny, which is that of the son of the Satan, The Anti-Christ. He is now living with his Uncle and attends a military academy where he is quick to put his peers in his place and is encouraged by a sketchy teacher (the one and only Lance Henriksen!) who encourages him to read a passage in the Bible that tells him all he needs to know about himself. If only every teenager were given such guidance!

The film faced an uphill battle when its original director, Mike Hodges, was swapped out for Don Taylor, but thankfully, the end results aren't as compromised as one would expect. On the contrary, "Damien: The Omen II" is a rather solid companion piece to the Richard Donner original, with death scenes that are every bit as ground-breaking for their time and still shocking today (all about the crow pecking out the eyeballs) and a great cast that includes William Holden, Lee Grant and Elizabeth Shepard. Scott-Taylor seems born to have played Damien, managing the dynamics of being a sympathetic character turned a bone-chilling menace quite effectively. The film may rush a bit to its ending, which is perhaps its only flaw, but on the whole, it's a worthy follow-up that is almost every bit as mean and memorable as its predecessor.


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