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Followed by 

Omen IV: The Awakening (1991) (TV Movie)
Damien (2016) (TV Series)

Remade as 

The Omen (2006)
Little Evil (2017)
The movie is a loose comedic remake of the Omen.

Edited into 

Scream Greats, Vol. 2: Satanism and Witchcraft (1986)
Includes clips from this.


The Omen (1995) (TV Movie)
In name only spin off.


The Exorcist (1973)

Referenced in 

Ruby (1977)
Soap: Episode #1.10 (1977) (TV Episode)
Jessica describes the plot of the film.
Godaan Siluman Perempuan (1978)
Music used
George Burns' 100th Birthday Party (1979) (TV Movie)
George Burns mentions the film to Gregory Peck.
Giger's Alien (1979) (Short)
H.R. Giger mentions 'The Omen'.
The Godsend (1980)
Effects (1980)
Mentioned during a discussion about deaths in horror movies.
The Shining (1980)
Damien riding the trycicle before her mother falls off the gallery is a clear influence on the scene where Danny is riding the trycicle on the corridors in the hotel.
The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' (1980) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Poltergeist (1982)
In the end of the movie, when the family is moving, the father is walking with a box in his hands, stumbles upon a child's bicycle and says, "That thing almost killed me!" Damien from the Omen (1976) rode a tricycle which he used to hit her mother - thus almost killing her.
The Young Ones: Interesting (1982) (TV Episode)
When Vyvyan drinks the potion and goes bald he has 666 on the right side of his head like Damien Thorn.
CHiPs: Fast Company (1983) (TV Episode)
"I haven't seen a kid that nice since The Omen."
Children of the Corn (1984)
Plot involving demonic children
Charade (1984) (Short)
Daemon (1985) (TV Movie)
Verbal references throughout
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Features the same shot of an object falling from a balcony and smashing below, whilst a female protagonist hangs for dear life before slipping and falling. In both cases the heroine is being pursued by the devil.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: SST: Death Flight (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Should we name him 'Damien'?"
The Church (1989)
Pet Sematary (1989)
Anak ng demonyo (1989)
The child of the devil.
Freddy's Nightmares: Bloodlines (1989) (TV Episode)
Joyce has a dream that one of Patty's biological parents is a jackal.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: G.A.G. Dance (1990) (TV Episode)
Videotape seen on the shelf at Mondo Video
Roseanne: Confessions (1990) (TV Episode)
Roseanne checks her Mother's head jokingly for a "666" birthmark like Damien in The Omen.
Night Court: Bringing Down Baby (1991) (TV Episode)
"Yeah, well, this kid has four 6's on his head."
Only Fools and Horses....: Three Men, a Woman, and a Baby (1991) (TV Episode)
Del Boy and Raquel's son is named Damien
Night Court: Hey Harry, F'Crying Out Loud--It Is a Wonderful Life... Sorta (1991) (TV Episode)
Harry: "Damien? As in..." Herb: "The antichrist."
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Simpsons: The War of the Simpsons (1991) (TV Episode)
The music in the scene where an infant Bart chases his teenage babysitter with the car.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera (1991) (TV Episode)
The bots and Joel make many joke references to the little boy Kenny being like Damien from this movie.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Earth vs. the Spider (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Gregory Peck): "Damien?"
Wayne's World (1992)
Wayne insults Garth by calling him "Damien"
Meatballs 4 (1992)
Ricky refers to Victor as "Damien."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Travellers (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Gregory Peck): "Please watch for me in 'Mackenna's Gold' and 'The Omen.'"
Life with Mikey (1993)
"Well, now representing the Omen. Did you check her head with a little 666?"
New Nightmare (1994)
The child being suspicious, having visions, being something to fear (Heather's freaky dreams about the kid and the kid's creepy performance) all reference Damien in Omen.
The Nanny: When You Pish Upon a Star (1994) (TV Episode)
Fran refers to a devilish little boy as Damien.
Shallow Grave (1994)
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Convict (1995) (TV Episode)
Caroline refers to Richard as 'Damien, the Omen Boy'.
Big Bully (1996)
Father Ted: Old Grey Whistle Theft (1996) (TV Episode)
Father Dougal McGuires new friend is Father Damien, he shows Father Dougal McGuire evil things that make fun, it is a reference to "The Omen" where the son of the Antichrist is also called Damien
Witchcraft 8: Salem's Ghost (1996) (Video)
priest impaled the same way
Roseanne: Satan, Darling (1996) (TV Episode)
Roseanne mentions the name "Damien" as the scary guy from "The Omen" when she talks to Darlene
Final Fantasy VII (1997) (Video Game)
Seinfeld: The Nap (1997) (TV Episode)
Elaine ask Kramer about the kid Damien in the movie.
Millennium: Monster (1997) (TV Episode)
"Is she Damien?"
Mousehunt (1997)
Ringu (1998)
Supernaturally tampered photographs of the people who have been "marked for death".
Pau mui (1998)
Millennium: ...Thirteen Years Later (1998) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Home Improvement: Tim's First Car (1998) (TV Episode)
Tim and Jill recall movies they saw while dating
The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' (1998) (TV Movie)
Fr. Dyer: "This wasn't just 'The Omen.'"
Fainaru fantajî VIII (1999) (Video Game)
Millennium: Antipas (1999) (TV Episode)
Plot borrows liberally from the plot of The Omen
South Park: Tweek vs. Craig (1999) (TV Episode)
During one of Mr. Adler's flashbacks about his fiancé, she says "It's all for you Richard".
HBO First Look: The Haunting (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
The Big Tease (1999)
End of Days (1999)
Open reference by a character
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
The barking dogs are a reference to this film.
Left Behind: The Movie (2000) (Video)
son of satan coming to take power of the UN
The Calling (2000)
Gilmore Girls: Paris Is Burning (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai recalls her former pet hamster's evil behavior and says that it was like Damien.
Spaced: Dissolution (2001) (TV Episode)
The music heard as Brian looks at all the photos and sees something suspicous. (Shadows in photos in The Omen foreshadowed characters' deaths.) Later Daisy doesn't feel bad about something and she looks at the camera, the music plays again, the lighting changes and due to the position of the camera and objects behind her, it looks like she has devil horns.
Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' (2001) (Video)
This film is cited by Marc McClure as the reason why Dick Donner initially drew the Salkind's attention.
The Others (2001)
Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend (2001) (Video)
Mentioned by Dick Donner.
Saturday Night Live: Jon Stewart/India.Arie (2002) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by the Bloder Brothers
The Ring (2002)
What a Girl Wants (2003)
Character asks Henry if Daphne has three sixes on her head
Peep Show: Funeral (2003) (TV Episode)
Jeremy says he knows most of the Bible from this.
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
South Park: Woodland Critter Christmas (2004) (TV Episode)
When the woodland critters use their satanic powers to protect the anti-christ, music similar to The Omen(also about the anti christ)'s famous score plays.
The Biblical Numerics of 9/11 (2004) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike.
Comic Relief Does University Challenge (2005) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
House M.D.: Control (2005) (TV Episode)
When Wilson claims Vogler's arrival is a "bad omen" for House, House lists bad omens from scary movies, including "boys' choirs," a reference to this film.
The Ring Two (2005)
Rachel and Aiden (who is possessed by Samara) are surrounded in the car by deer, just as Damian and his mother were attacked by monkeys in the car in The Omen.
Just Like Heaven (2005)
During the exorcism scene, an Omen-like musical theme plays in the background.
Lucy: The Daughter of the Devil: He's Not the Messiah, He's a DJ (2005) (TV Episode)
recreates the suicide scene and the line "it's all for you!"
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Film advertisement is shown in a newspaper.
Final Destination 3 (2006)
Use of photos prophesising death.
The Devil's Disciples (2006) (Video)
This film is referenced by name and promotional materical is featured.
ER: Lost in America (2006) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
South Park: Tsst (2006) (TV Episode)
The satanic music playing over the final close up of Cartman's face.
Wizard of Oz 3: Dorothy Goes to Hell (2006) (Short)
Damion is seen playing croquet with the angels in the alternate future.
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Mentioned when he was secured as the director of Superman (1978) as being hot off the hit film...The Omen
On a Rainy Afternoon (2006) (Short)
Final shot of the main character turning toward camera and staring directly at the audience.
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: The Plot Thinnens (2006) (TV Episode)
Theme plays when Bakura is introduced
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Unmasking the Da Vinci Code (2006) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
A man is killed by something falling from the top of a church just like in this movie to Omen-esque music.
Sledstvie veli...: Besy (2007) (TV Episode)
Name-dropped as a "videosalon" horror movie.
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #6.1 (2007) (TV Episode)
When all of the judges give Wendell Sailor and Linda DeNicola a score of 6, Bruno Tonioli says that it is like this movie.
Psych: Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn mentions this movie.
The Apprentice: Life in the Luxury Lane (2007) (TV Episode)
Glare from previous contestant compared to the ending of The Omen by current contestant.
Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Code (2007) (TV Episode)
During the death of Shakespeare's manager, the music becomes very similar to the Satanic chanting during similar death sequences in The Omen.
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter David Seltzer (2007) (Video)
Discusses writing script
The Final Curtain (2007)
a woman says "This is for you" to a guy before jumping off a ledge and hanging herself
Psych: And Down the Stretch Comes Murder (2007) (TV Episode)
"The kid from Omen"
Reaper: Pilot (2007) (TV Episode)
reference to Damien
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Markings in the Talc on the floor read 666.
Martian Child (2007)
Liz calls her kids 'The Omen' 1 & 2
'Hot Fuzz': The Fuzzball Rally (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
Reaper: Cash Out (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sock in conversation with Ben and sam.
September 11th, and Beyond... The Babel Conspiracy (2007) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike.
Sarkar Raj (2008)
The "Govinda" song is a reference to the "Ave Satani" song.
Swingtown: The Pilot (2008) (TV Episode)
B.J. and Rick see this movie.
My Name Is Earl: Little Bad Voodoo Brother (2008) (TV Episode)
Joy lists movies as a proof that "The Devil likes them young."
In the Loop (2009)
Chad mentions the movie by name.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.35 (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jay as one of his favorite horror movies
The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) (TV Episode)
It is referenced on the cover of a video movie.
American Dad!: Rapture's Delight (2009) (TV Episode)
When Stan and Jesus enter the lair of the Antichrist the score from this movie starts in background
The Answer to the Lost Riddle: Freemason Symbols Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Lost Symbolism (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and a still image from the movie is shown.
Lost: Ab Aeterno (2010) (TV Episode)
Like Robert Thorn, Richard is given a ritual dagger and is instructed to use it to kill "The Devil"
Parenthood: Rubber Band Ball (2010) (TV Episode)
Zeek refers to Damien as "the demon seed."
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Sara Risher mentions it.
Nostalgia Critic: Drop Dead Fred (2010) (TV Episode)
Theme song repeatedly played throughout the second half of the episode.
Tamara Drewe (2010)
When Beth learns of her husband's infidelity and drops the bowl of cake mix, the way it is filmed is a reference to the scene in The Omen, when the fish bowl crashes to the ground.
The Boondocks: Smokin with Cigarettes (2010) (TV Episode)
the chants when Lamilton appears are a reference to the film
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Martial Arts (2010) (TV Episode)
Penn mentions Damien and the seven daggers.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Freddie as F.R.O.7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Billie Whitelaw's role mentioned
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says he likes scary movies such as this one
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: The American Scream (2010) (TV Episode)
The film's theme music is played.
Just Go with It (2011)
When at the school where Palmer teaches, Danny calls an evil-looking boy "Damien"
Pure Bible Study: Revelation 1: Like Unto the Son of Man (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
The King James Code, Volume 5: Revelation 666 (2011) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.122 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says it's his favorite scary movie
Estrenos Críticos: 10/06/2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Final Destination 5 (2011)
Similar decapitation scene
My Pure Joy (2011)
Referenced in Dialogue, "His Mother was a Jackal"
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
poster/still picture/mentioned by Stephen King
Suburgatory: Halloween (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Andy Hamilton's Search for Satan (2011) (TV Movie)
The trailer is shown
11/11/11 (2011) (Video)
Referenced in plot
Another: Rinkaku (2012) (TV Episode)
Sanae Mizuno says: "I know that there is no a "Damien" in this town" Referring to the boy protagonist of this film. In the film, a person is decapitated by a pane of glass that flies off the back of a truck. In the episode, two people almost suffer the same type of accident.
End Roll (2012)
DVD is shown.
Final de partida: Festival de cine Macabro (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned asking if it can be considered a horror film
Oslo Fright Fest 2010 (2012) (Short)
A girl wears a "The Omen" t-shirt.
Have I Got News for You: Episode #44.8 (2012) (TV Episode)
Paul Merton says that he thought the film was fictional.
Rewind This! (2013)
It is referenced on the back cover of a video movie.
The Conjuring (2013)
Conspiracy of forces of evil.
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Prism: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
The World's End (2013)
The character Oliver Chamberlain, played by Martin Freeman, has a birthmark shaped like the number 6 and is called "O-man." In The Omen, Damien Thorn has a birthmark shaped like three sixes.
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.9 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay says that the film had a scary scene
Supernatural: Bad Boys (2013) (TV Episode)
Damien mentioned
Star-Crossed: Dreamers Often Lie (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Midnight Screenings: Heaven Is for Real (2014) (TV Episode)
"Slow down, Damien!"
Drop Dead Diva: Desperate Housewife (2014) (TV Episode)
Stacy says "I need to know if I'm having a Damien or a Cruella".
Way of the Wicked (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Believers in Grace Fellowship: The Real Noah (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jacob.
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
VHS Shown
The Cinema Snob: 42nd Street Forever: Volume 3, Exploitation Explosion (2014) (TV Episode)
"Because this movie and The Omen both have murdering kids in it."
The Cinema Snob: Devil Times Five (2014) (TV Episode)
"This is what The Omen was missing: toy soldiers music."
Why Horror? (2014)
Tal Zimerman makes a reference.
Altar (2014)
The camera follows Harper's remote control car around the house like Damien on his tricycle in the film.
The Cinema Snob: Hell of the Living Dead (2015) (TV Episode)
"I'm pretty sure he's Damien."
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8656 (2015) (TV Episode)
Jason calls Todd "Damien".
Ominous (2015) (TV Movie)
The Antichrist as a boy has bad reaction to church
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Carrie (2015) (TV Episode)
another horror film from 1976 nominated for Oscars
The Walking Dead: Start to Finish (2015) (TV Episode)
As revealed on the corresponding episode of Talking Dead (2011), the impaled walkers are a tribute to a classic kill from the older film.
Talking Dead: Start to Finish (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in writing during the "Inside the Dead" segment.
Castle: Hell to Pay (2016) (TV Episode)
Castle says that everything what happened so far makes him think the Omen is behind it, but Hayley reminds him that that's just a movie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Clint Eastwood/Molly Shannon/Mike Posner (2016) (TV Episode)
Still of Damien is included in the monologue
Copycat (2016)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Tim Daly/Lauren Cohan/Sleigh Bells (2016) (TV Episode)
Damien is mentioned by Stephen Colbert during the opening monologue.
Sherlock: The Six Thatchers (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (2017)
Meredith compares her stepson to the kid from that movie.
Talking with Chris Hardwick: Jordan Peele (2017) (TV Episode)
Jordan Peele jokes this will be the first film he'll show his future child.
Still the King: Reign of Tears (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Debbie
Little Evil (2017)
The movie is heavily inspired by the Omen. Lucas swings on a swing wearing the same style clothing and haircut. He also has the same date of birth as Damian. Gary is told to go to Bethlehem to find answers. Gary also actually mentions the movie itself at one point and talks about its ending.
The Cinema Snob: Song of the South (2017) (TV Episode)
"Did I ever tell you kids about Damien, the white devil?"
Supernatural: Lost and Found (2017) (TV Episode)
Dean mentions the character of Damien.
How It Should Have Ended: Villain Pub - Penny For Your Fears (2017) (TV Episode)
Damien appears as a patron at the Villain Pub
Psych: The Movie (2017) (TV Movie)
Shawn refers to the guard dog as "Damien."

Featured in 

Sneak Previews: The Best and Worst Films of 1976 (1977) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown. One of Roger Ebert's Dogs of the Year.
The Horror Show (1979) (TV Movie)
Clipes are featured.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Hollywood Ghost Stories (1986)
Clips shown
100 Years of Horror: Demons (1996) (TV Episode)
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) (TV Movie)
main title shown
Monster Mania (1997) (TV Movie)
Film clips included
That '70s Show: Drive in (1998) (TV Episode)
The gang goes to see it at the drive-in.
666: 'The Omen' Revealed (2000) (Video)
film clips
Curse or Coincidence? (2000) (Video)
film clips
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #81 on the list.
The Omen Legacy (2001) (TV Movie)
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
Backstory: The Omen (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part IV: 40-21 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 16 on the list
The Curse of 'The Omen' (2005) (TV Movie)
archive footage from earlier film
Remember 1976 (2006) (Video)
Clips seen and discussed
I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1976 (2006) (TV Episode)
clips; discussed
Cheeni Kum (2007)
When Sexy begins to watch adult films, the DVD cover of the movie is seen
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Footage shown in a Horror Montage.
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: The American Scream (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown and discussed.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Omen (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Damien: The Beast Rises (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/The Band (1976) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in The Omen Sketch
Wacko (1982)
The heroine's creepy younger brother is named Damien after the "Omen" character.
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1991)
A theme music parody.
South Park: Damien (1998) (TV Episode)
The son of Satan comes to school, he is named Damien, like the son of Satan in this film. The music when we see him is inspired by this film too.
South Park: Mecha-Streisand (1998) (TV Episode)
Leonard Maltin says of Streisand: "her mother was a jackal, and her father was an insurance salesman."
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000) (Video)
The scene where the killer, after Boner dies from a heart attack, kicks the bed and a church cross hits the girls head parodies the scene in The Omen where a flash of lightning hits a church cross and the cross falls on the priest.
The Calling (2000)
The Blair Thumb (2002) (Video)
There's a seemingly cute baby on whose forehead the number 666 appears suddenly.
Son of the Mask (2005)
Likeable couple suspect their infant son of being satanic.
Star Stories: The Wife's Life (2006) (TV Episode)
Madonna's daughter's introduction has Omen-style music.
South Park: Britney's New Look (2008) (TV Episode)
The crowd keep mocking the famous score of this film.
The Simpsons: Gone Maggie Gone (2009) (TV Episode)
Bart turning everything to Hell
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) (Video)
the same 666 mark is seen on a woman's butt
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: The American Scream (2010) (TV Episode)
Mark Gatiss re-enacts the impaling scene at the Church where it was filmed.
American Dad!: Season's Beatings (2011) (TV Episode)
The episode is a parody of this film
Psych: Heeeeere's Lassie (2012) (TV Episode)
The character of the young son of the Farrows, is a spoof of young Damien Thorn from the horror movie, The Omen (1976).
Hell Baby (2013)
The dog that follows the woman pregnant with an evil baby
Pos eso (2014)
Trini's son is named Damian / Scene spoofed

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