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Ominous (2015)

Not Rated | | Horror | TV Movie 10 October 2015
Michael and Rachel are devastated when their six-year-old son dies in a tragic accident. When a stranger offers to bring the boy back to life, they take the offer. However, the child who returns is not the child they once knew.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Watson ... Michael Young
Esmé Bianco ... Rachel Young
Gavin Lewis ... Jacob Young
Mark Lindsay Chapman ... The Stranger
Eric Etebari ... Father Francis
Jaime Gomez ... Detective Ezequiel Villa
Ian Donovan Hyland ... Jeremy (as Ian Hyland)
John Colton ... Priest
Connor Bellina ... Demon Jacob
Brandon Amano Brandon Amano ... Demon Jeremy
Gavin Collins ... Parker
Jared Breeze ... Logan
Hunter Payton ... Sullivan
Alexander Walsh ... Chris
Michael C. Mahon ... Rachel's Doctor
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Michael and Rachel are devastated when their six-year-old son dies in a tragic accident. When a stranger offers to bring the boy back to life, they take the offer. However, the child who returns is not the child they once knew.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

10 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ressurreição do Anticristo See more »

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Altadena, California, USA See more »

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Gavin Lewis was 11 when he played 7 year old Jacob. It is common to use older child actors to play young children as they can legally spend more hours before the camera. See more »

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Best scary movie in a while...
13 October 2015 | by Lauren EgererSee all my reviews

I have to admit I don't normally watch Sci-Fi Channel movies, but my husband insisted we watch this one. I was ready to bolt, but surprisingly... not only did it hold my interest, but I thought it was one of the better horror movies of recent memory. Yes... I'm a horror fan.

Much like INSIDIOUS or THE CONJURING, this is a horror story rooted in the relationship of two adults facing a very difficult turning point in their lives. Husband Michael (Barry Watson) has been unfaithful to his devoted wife Rachel (Esme Bianco) and he's started drinking. Then... they lose their son in a car accident. When they get their son back in a miraculous turn of events... each of them have their faith tested in different ways. The marriage they'd struggled to save starts to fracture again and in the middle of it all is a son who may be their sweet little angel... or something far more ominous.

Not content to be a simple haunted house film... the movie goes beyond the confines of its story and strives for something bigger. There are elements of HIGHLANDER in the subplot about a renegade priest dueling (literally) with a seemingly immortal foe. There's a big action sequence out of THE BIRDS where the demonic child takes on an entire SWAT team. And the film's one mistake... a SHARKNADO like park scene that feels out of place in this otherwise creepy and satisfying movie.

It's also very gory. Ironically of all the PG-13 horror movies lately... a TV movie is the one that delivers the R-rated goods.

While the plot is most reminiscent of THE OMEN and PET SEMETARY, the filmmakers have clearly taken influence from the James Wan play book. In fact, I would argue that this film is more successful at capturing Wan's trademark creepy atmosphere and tone than his own spin off ANNABELLE. Sci-Fi paired this film with the INSIDIOUS films and its easy to see why. If they decide to make INSIDIOUS 4... maybe give these people a call.

Final verdict... terrifically atmospheric, strong acting, so-so low budget CG, way above average Sci-Fi channel movie.


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