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Year
1976
Runtime
111 min.
Director
Richard Donner
Genres
Mystery, Horror
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
62,118
Checks
15,938
Favs
631
Dislikes
78
Favs/checks
4.0% (1:25)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. MathianSim's avatar

    MathianSim

    Goddamn, that decapitation was pretty spectacular. 2 years 10 months ago
  2. Jumping Elephant's avatar

    Jumping Elephant

    One can't help but notice that without the religious and apocalyptic pretexts, the plot of this film simply wouldn't exist. And yet, despite this, the movie manages to do two thing: 1.) still have feasibility problems within this realm and 2.) the movie is actually entertaining.

    Furthermore, it relies heavily upon the success of its "spiritual" predecessor from three years prior, The Exorcist. Rather, much like spoiler, The Omen serves as sort of an anti-Exorcist. In Friedkin's movie, the spiritual salvation of the child is at stake, and so the parent must remove the demonic forces in order to save her soul. But in The Omen, the problem is the child; the child needs to be killed / removed in order to heal the wound.
    5 years 3 months ago
  3. Jonathan_Hutchings's avatar

    Jonathan_Hutchings

    One of the best horror films ever made. 6 years 3 months ago
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