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Damien - Omen II

  • Horror
  • Drama
  • 1978
  • Don Taylor
  • 102 mins
  • X

Summary

Horror sequel starring William Holden and Lee Grant. In the second film in the trilogy, Damien is now a spoilt and obnoxious teenager, but his aunt believes there is something even more awful and sinister in his personality.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The Antichrist becomes an adolescent evildoer 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. This time, Damien reads the Book of Revelation and discovers all about his true past, but lightning refuses to strike twice, mainly because of our overfamiliarity 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Richard ThornWilliam Holden (2)
Ann ThornLee Grant
Damien ThornJonathan Scott-Taylor
Paul BuherRobert Foxworth
Charles WarrenNicholas Pryor
Bill AthertonLew Ayres
Aunt MarionSylvia Sidney
Sergeant NeffLance Henriksen
Mark ThornLucas Donat
PasarianAlan Arbus
Dr KaneMeshach Taylor
TeddyJohn J Newcombe
ButlerJohn Charles Burns
ColonelPaul Cook
TeacherRobert Ingham

Crew

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DirectorDon Taylor

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Released on
1979-02-01
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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