Another vampire, Umah, has taken him in and revived him to health after a deadly battle that Kain barely remembers. Damien: Omen II 1978 ★★★½ . Damien: Omen II. The Omen is a 1976 English-language supernatural horror film directed by Richard Donner, and written by David Seltzer. Edit . Unsurprisingly, the result is an inferior effort to its predecessor, but a little better than I expected. The scene in the elevator (Omen 2), ensured I took the stairs, regardless how many flights I had to ascend. Watched Sep 28, 2020. The film spawned a franchise, starting with Damien: Omen II, released two years later, followed by a third installment, Omen III: The Final Conflict, in 1981, and in 1991 with Omen IV: The Awakening. Meshach Taylor (1947 - 2014) Damien: Omen II (1978) [Dr. Kane]: Bisected at the waist when an elevator cable slices through him, after the elevator plummets and stops just short of crashing. Damien shows off his superior mind (51:45). The official band of this old blog, Mold Omen keeps the streets of the experimental music scene clean of their presence since one of them decided to start a dumb sports blog and the other had a kid. Damien channels Darth Vadar (1:28:05). He is weak and has … However, I figured if I were rewatching the original, I may as well give this 1978 follow-up a look. Blood Omen 2 at IGN: walkthroughs, items, maps, video tips, and strategies ... using telekinesis to operate the elevator as he did in the cut-scene. And if you were smart enough to read the title of the post, you know that I’m talking about the infamous raven scene from Damien: Omen II. A-lot of the time sequels adhere to a basic formula without trying anything different. 8. I was probably too young to watch. And if you were smart enough to read the title of the post, you know that I’m talking about the infamous raven scene from Damien: Omen II. Who assembled the seven Daggers of Meggido? 9 7 8 6 Correct! The elevator death sequence is damn good stuff and there are a number of other kill shots thanks to Damien’s glances which work. William Holden, Lee Grant, Johnathan Scott-Taylor, Robert Foxworth, Nicholas Pryor, Lew Ayres, Sylvia Sidney, Lance Henriksen, Elizabeth Shepherd, Lucas … And that’s thanks to the eerie tone established by director Don Taylor’s guidance. Edit . The film’s biggest and goriest death ― the elevator set-piece ― is amazingly well edited and staged. Nice print. The real stars, of course, are the special effects and the gore, and from a gruesome gloss on The Birds to a deliciously nasty elevator catastrophe, Damien: Omen II delivers in spades. Also, the scientist who gets killed in the elevator in “Damian, The Omen II”—u/ohbrewer. Craig Newton’s review published on Letterboxd: It was never going to reach the heights of the original, but I did find this to be an enjoyable and decent sequel that is still worth a watch. Geoff T's Hoop-Tober 7.0 Challenge Omen Trilogy #2 Damien: Omen II (1978) Despite my enjoyment for the first Omen, the various sequels never peaked my interest. One of the more brilliant elevator accidents depicted on film (1:11:10). Damien - Omen II (also known as Damien: Omen II and sometimes Omen II: Damien) is a 1978 American horror film directed by Don Taylor, starring William Holden, Lee Grant, and Jonathan Scott-Taylor. Leo’s death in the departed. From ken films! Enter 'Damien: The Omen II', a gangly, monotonous disgrace which is distinguished for a litany of 'Final Destination'-style deaths. Others, like when someone choking to death looks no more convincing than when a 7-year-old feigns a melodramatic death while playing with friends, not so much. Sort by: Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Damien: Omen II. Mike Pursley A boy dies of an aneurysm in his brain. Damien: Omen II In terms of proper emotional wallop, the most disturbing (and certainly the cruellest) death is that of Damien’s cousin Mark, who works out the truth behind everything but refuses to join Damien, despite the latter’s pleas. He survives after it … But they’ll be back! The Thorn family has a REAL home theater (1:17:28). Damien: Omen II is devoid of scenes such as this classic one because of the use of heavy foreshadowing, piled on so thick by screenwriter Harvey Bernhard that the audience is practically drowning in it by the time something dramatic does happen. Lucifer, more commonly known as The Devil or Satan, is the unseen overarchingantagonist of The Omen film series. Damien: Omen II (1978) Directed by Don Taylor (and Mike Hodges) ... things finally get gruesome when a poor doctor decides to take an elevator ride. Parts of Omen II are directed rather plainly and with a workmanlike efficiency, but then other parts are superbly vivid ― Damien’s introduction, seen through the flames of a bonfire, is brilliantly ominous. The Omen, David Seltzer Jeremy Thorn, United States Ambassador to England, and his wife Katherine become the parents of a beautiful boy whose destiny is to fulfill the most horrible prophecy ever made. Damien: Omen II is a 1978 American-British supernatural horror film directed by Don Taylor, starring William Holden, Lee Grant, and Jonathan Scott-Taylor.The film was the second installment in The Omen series, set seven years after the first film, and was followed by a third installment, Omen III: The Final Conflict, in 1981.. Richard Donner was originally replaced by Mike Hodges, but then Hodges was replaced by Don Taylor (but some of Hodges scenes still remained in the final cut). Lights in the Dusk I watched it for the few surviving scenes directed by Hodges, but there's nothing remarkable here from either director. Killer Scene: The kills in Omen II are numerous and varied, ranging from a simple heart attack to my absolute favorite – death by elevator. A man is stabbed with multiple daggers (the stabbing is quick with no blood shown). On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 86% based on 49 reviews and … 1 The Omen (1976) 2 Damien: The Omen II (1978) 3 Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) 4 Omen IV: The Awakening (1991) 5 The Omen (2006) 6 Deaths Katherine's Baby - Skull smashed by Mrs. Baylock. Bloody innards are briefly seen. Does any one else actually enjoy this movie over the original? For the most part, the kill scenes are much more over the… Review by Ben Hibburd ★★★ 6. Harvey Bernhard wrote the story, with the script being written by Mike Hodges and Stanley Mann. Digest. The vampire Kain awakens in a strange city with almost no memory of his former self. Why I was allowed to watch a movie like this is beyond me. Some of the scenes Mike shot are in the film. I dig this sequel and remember watching it on cable for the first time and the one scene, besides the guy getting sliced in half in the elevator, that stuck out to me is the scene where journalist Joan Hart is attacked by murderous raven. Keith accompanies Robert to Rome to investigate Damien's birth parents. The story of Blood Omen 2 takes place two hundred years after Blood Omen The Legacy of Kain, and several centuries before the events of Soul Reaver The Legacy of Kain. Color is good. The 1976 film, had a budget of $2.8 million and took $60.9 million at the Box office, compared to the 2006 (pointless) remake, which took $119.5 million at the Box office. Damien: Omen II was originally directed by Mike Hodges before he was replaced by Don Taylor. Wrong! Runs 18 minutes. Damien: Omen II (1978) 20th Century Fox. He is the father of Damien Thorn, the fallen angel Lucifer, and the ruler of Hell. Some scenes, like the aforementioned elevator sequence where a doctor who has just discovered abnormalities in Damien’s blood is literally cut in half by elevator cables, absolutely deliver. Mold Omen. If 'The Omen' was a testament to the power of camera placement, 'Damien: Omen II' is a demonstration of how great acting can sell almost (almost!) Topic: Damien Omen 2: Leon Norris Jedi Master Film Handler Posts: 958 From: Elkins Park, PA, USA Registered: Jun 2012: posted November 04, 2018 02:56 PM This is the second one and not bad! The sequel, Damien: Omen II, ... but it has a lot of chilling scenes and some memorable death that makes it worthy of its namesake. 400 ft reel. I dig this sequel and remember watching it on cable for the first time and the one scene, besides the guy getting sliced in half in the elevator, that stuck out to me is the scene where journalist Joan Hart is attacked by murderous raven. Edit . How many years after "The Omen" does "Damien: Omen II" take place? Personally, I do. Audio/Video: Crisply presented in its original widescreen (2.35:1) format, with a new Dolby Digital Surround track. The film was met with mixed reviews and much less favorable than the original. The film is the 2nd one in The Omen film series, set seven years after the original Omen. He comes to live with his uncle and aunt. Yep! I was so unprepared.—u/Right_Ahn It's a little slow, but well shot and well acted. Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain Summary : The fourth installment in the Legacy of Kain series is a 3rd person 3D action/combat game in which you assume the role of the vampire Kain. Directed by Don Taylor, Damien: Omen II is the follow-up to hit horror film The Omen of 1976. A movie which scared me half to death as a kid was The Omen II - 1978. There isn't much in the way of suspense or atmosphere, but the glossy, Grand Guignol production design is pretty to look at, as are several scenes shot on-location in Israel. 7. The Omen is a British-American-Canadian horror franchise revolving around a killer named Damien Thorn, who is the spawn of satan. Storyline is Damien is a teenage hand full in this one. A high voltage wire crashes through the roof of an elevator slicing through a man's torso (his body getting sliced in slow motion). Holly - Forced into hanging herself. When they crush Piggie in “Lord of the Flies”. Ratings & Reviews. It doesn't feel quit It's also been enhanced for widescreen TVs. This is the most graphic death in the film. 12. 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