The Omen (1976), directed by Richard Donner

Omen-movie♦♦♦½

Solid horror film starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as the unfortunate parents of the Anti-Christ.  With Patrick Troughton as a priest who tries to warn Peck and David Warner as a paparazzi who discovers dark premonitions in his photographs.  Several of its horror scenes have become iconic, including a spectacular beheading.  Weakened only by the lack of a clear antagonist:  Damien, the boy, behaves mostly like any other five year old kid, leaving it to the Devil himself to work his evil from off-screeen.  Greatly superior to the novelization, also written by David Seltzer.

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