Satan's son has arrived on Earth and He's not about to let human parents get in the way. When his wife Katherine's (Lee Remick) pregnancy ends in a stillbirth in a Rome hospital, U.S. diplomat Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) substitutes another baby, whose mother died. Little Damien (Harvey Stephens) thrives, but, at his fifth birthday party, his nanny mysteriously dies; Father Brennan (Patrick G. Troughton) also expires after warning Thorn that he has adopted Lucifer's son. While sinister new nanny Mrs. Baylock (Billie Whitelaw) assiduously protects Damien, Thorn's fears escalate when photographer Jennings (David Warner) shows him pictures from Damien's party with marks suggesting how the nanny and Brennan would die. Thorn seeks out Bugenhagen (Leo McKern), an exorcist who confirms Damien's identity and tells Thorn that the only solution is to kill his adopted son. As the bodies pile up, Thorn tries to do his duty, but trust the law to get in the way of saving the world from future Armageddon. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
I totally disagree with the critic who called the new Omen movie a classic and said that Gregory Peck is a horrible actor. Peck is one of best of the best and as far as the 1976 omen the true classic being slow I don't know where that came from but this is one of the all time thrilling suspense movies all the way through to the end . If you are a catholic this movie will be a good scare for you. I have see this many times through the years and it is still a movie that scares me. The new version does not compare and did not scare me a bit. So I am letting you know how they compare and all I have to say is you must be very young to call the new omen a classic.
some 20 years later and it's still cool to watch and a bit scary. The satanic gregorian chants really add a lot. When those start playing, you tense up with that "uh oh" feeling. I'm always a little cautious of movies with little kids because they usually ruin them, but they wisely don't actually require much acting from the boy.
Simply compare the perfomances by the children actors in both films and you will agree with me that the original is the classic and the remake is simply a by the numbers remake. Are you can the take word of the guy who calls a movie not even out half a year a "classic"