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Damien - Omen II

Damien - Omen II

Don Taylor (1978)

102min
18 Certificate
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Our Score
The Antichrist becomes an adolescent evil-doer in this second instalment of the satanic saga, which relies too openly on the same shock suspense tricks that made the original such a huge success. Here, Damien reads the Book of Revelation and discovers all about his true past, but lightning refuses to strike twice, mainly because of our over-familiarity with the chilling concept and Don Taylor's banal direction. William Holden and Lee Grant handle their roles as Damien's marked foster parents with considerable skill, and their performances in the disturbing apocalyptic finale are the high point of this otherwise missed opportunity.

Summary

Teenage Damien is adopted by his rich uncle and aunt, who are unaware of his true origins, and packed off to military academy. But as he becomes aware of his demonic destiny as the Antichrist, another series of grisly murders begins. Horror sequel, starring Jonathan Scott-Taylor, William Holden, Lee Grant, Robert Foxworth, Lew Ayres, Sylvia Sidney and Lance Henriksen.

Cast & Crew

Richard Thorn William Holden (2)
Ann Thorn Lee Grant
Damien Thorn Jonathan Scott-Taylor
Paul Buher Robert Foxworth
Charles Warren Nicholas Pryor
Bill Atherton Lew Ayres
Aunt Marion Sylvia Sidney
Sergeant Neff Lance Henriksen
Mark Thorn Lucas Donat
Pasarian Alan Arbus
Dr Kane Meshach Taylor
Teddy John J Newcombe
Butler John Charles Burns
Colonel Paul Cook
Teacher Robert Ingham
Director Don Taylor
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd Guidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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