30 The Omen, Richard Donner, 1976
EncoreHD, This is one of my favorite movies from this era of horror movies and it has an all star cast of Gregory Peck and director Richard Donner. This movie is about the anti-christ coming back to earth as an adoptive child named Damien. The child was adopted by a wealthy couple and things started to happen to people that came into contact with this child. The parents soon learn their kid is evil incarnate but realize too late to really do anything to stop the child from committing heinous acts done to those who stand in his way or plan. This movie has also some great set pieces that include a decapitation, in my mind one of the best shown in film. The soundtrack is filled with an ominous choir singing when things are about to happen, and finally the kid cast as Damien is the icing on the cake. Do not see the 2006 remake before seeing this classic!5 Devil kid Zombies31 Damien: The Omen II, Don Tyler, Mike Hodges, 1978
AMCHD. Now that Damien is all grown up and now living with his adoptive parents, brother, Damien is 'learning' about his true identity and he has people looking out for him and his plan to rise to power. This movie should've had Richard Donner at the helm instead of being an executive producer because this film had some promising aspects, but really fall short of the original movie. But if you are a fan of the first one, then this one might interest you. More of the same in this film, but it also stars Lance Henrickson, who watches out for Damien. Some cool effects like the first movie with also some minor twists that most people will not expect3 Devil Kid Zombies32, Poltergeist, Tobe Hooper, 1982
BD. I have a long relationship with this movie and it has been my favorite since 1982. I have owned this movie in LD, VHS, DVD and now BD and I will say this current format is my favorite as far as Pq/Sq goes. Ok with Spielberg with writing duties this film is a winner. Most here have seen this movie a lot but for me it is a nostalgic look at how my life was in suburbia in Southern CA, just like the Freeling family in the film. This is what makes this movie creepy for me the most and now that I have a daughter, that I wouldn't know what to do if some 'force' took her away. This film has it all, kid is talking to the tv, things start happening in the house, the entity takes the child, the parents enlist help, then the house fights back. The story telling is by far one of the best examples in the horror genre and imo never gets old. Off camera some crazy ish has happened to some of the actors/actresses that is down right crazy. What is more crazy and messed up is that MGM iirc has green lit the 'remake' of this film. I constantly tell myself is "why would anyone want that, when you have the OG one right here?!"5 Suburban dwelling Zombies
Now time to watch The Conjuring!