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Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)

Unrated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 20 May 1991
Two attorneys adopts a mysterious orphan girl as their daughter, unaware she is the new antichrist; next in line from Damien thorn.

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Damien Thorn is dead, but his prophecy is reborn in a mysterious girl named Delia, who is adopted by two attorneys, Gene & Karen York. When Karen realizes her baby was born under suspicious circumstances, she hires a private investigator to find Delia's real parents. A series of bizarre accidents occur, and Karen begins to suspect everyone of conspiring against her as she unravels the truth about her baby. Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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20 May 1991 (USA)  »

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The film wasn't available in Indonesia until 2006, where Fox re-released all the films in The Omen series to the DVD and VCD format. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when Karen arrives at the house, the cameraman is reflected in the car's side window. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Hastings: The good news is you got your baby! No more testing. Isn't that a relief?
Karen York: Just my annual pap smear!
Dr. Hastings: That's riiiight.
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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Written by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Hellacious
18 September 2004 | by (Methuen, MA) – See all my reviews

Only the Antichrist could have been behind such a disaster. One only hopes that this irony was the motivating force behind the "film"! This movie was so bad, it forced me to register with IMDb, finally, just so I could trash it. What makes this movie all the more tragic is that it had such GREAT source material! I have never seen a movie where all the elements were so grotesquely mediocre as to render the result less than the sum of its parts.

It may seem insignificant, but I'd like to start with the score. As the proud owner of a music degree, I must register my indignation! I was torn between laughter and dry heaves as I listened to what John Scheffer did to Goldsmith's brilliant score; it was far more gruesome than any of the burlesque death scenes, and almost as inadvertently comedic. It was by far the most inappropriate score I've heard since, well, I really can't think of a worse one. Maybe JAWS 4?

As for the plot... I'm sorry. New Age mysticism??? What ever happened to the gritty realism of the original trilogy? In those films (more so in the first two than the third, but still!!) the supernatural was for the most part implied, and it was this subtlety that made the movies so eerily believable. Here we have crystals going black (calling all Skeksis and Mystics!!) and inverted crucifixes galore, even though in certain scenes the crucifux would be perfectly normal but for the camera angle. Gone is the refined psychlogical manipulation tapping the malaise inherent in our collective psyche: in its place a boorish "slap in the face" of recycled cliché and transparent incompetence. Add to that a lead "actress" so unbelievably ANNOYING that you fervently thank the director for those scenes from which she is absent. Never have I seen a little girl so fundamentally irritating since little Stephanie ruined ALL IN THE FAMILY.

Other than that, I have no strong feelings on the subject ;-) Luckily the first three films are sufficiently adroit as to render this train-wreck of wasted celluloid inconsequential or, at the very most, a study in how NOT to make a film. Viewer beware! May induce vomiting if you're lucky.


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