My Current Top 25 Favorite Horror/Suspense Movies starting with #25

  • XXV. The Omen (1976) (Directed by Richard Donner)
  • XXIV. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
  • XXIII. Se7en (David Fincher)
  • XXII. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
  • XXI. Scream (Wes Craven)
  • XX. Hellraiser (Clive Barker)
  • XIX. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (Wes Craven)
  • XVIII. The Descent (Neil Marshall)
  • XVII. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1973) (Tobe Hooper)
  • XVI. Night of the Living Dead (1968) (George A. Romero)
  • XV. The Thing (1982) (John Carpenter)
  • XIV. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • XIII. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
  • XII. Misery (Rob Reiner)
  • XI. The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi)
  • X. Dead Alive (Peter Jackson)
  • IX A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven)
  • VIII. Halloween (1978) (John Carpenter)
  • VII. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • VI. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (George A. Romero)
  • V. Alien/Aliens (Tie) (Ridley Scott/James Cameron)
  • IV. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)
  • III. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
  • II. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
  • I. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Look at me Damien! I do it all for you! A closer look at "The Omen"

One of the best religious themed horror films in history is Richard Donner's 1976 chiller "The Omen" starring Gregory Peck. The movie revolves around the character Damien who is a young boy and happens to be the Antichrist. There are plenty of shock moments throughout the film highlighted by one scene in which a character is decapitated by a sheet of glass. Donner keeps the scares and suspense in high gear throughout the movie. What are your thoughts on "The Omen?"

1 comment:

Chase said...

I think the first time I was introduced to the Omen series was Damien: Omen 2 which I absolutely loved, the coming of age for the son of Satan. The thing I find strange is at the end of the first one you get the sense that Damien has figured out he has something special, an almost understanding that he can make things happen. But in the second he seems to be oblivious until it is brought to his attention. But I digress, I love these two movies. I must admit I can't remember too much of the 3rd and didn't bother seeing the 4th. I was never scared from this movie, only intrigued to find out more of Revelations...