THE OMEN

Egyptian Theatre / October 11, 2013 | 7:30pm

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1976, 20th Century Fox, 111 min, U.S.A., Dir: Richard Donner.

Richard Donner In Person!

Director Richard Donner’s breakthrough film was the best of the inevitable demonic possession thrillers that flooded theaters in the wake of THE EXORCIST’s success.

A riveting blend of studio respectability (with a classy cast that includes Gregory Peck and Lee Remick) and exploitation gusto (in the form of some of the most creative death scenes this side of Argento), this story of a couple’s discovery that their cute little boy is the Antichrist still has the power to shock.

 

 

An escapist roller-coaster ride with a very dark edge, this is one of the most unabashedly entertaining films of the 1970s. Award-winning cinematography by Gilbert Taylor (STAR WARS) and an Oscar-winning score by Jerry Goldsmith. Also features David Warner and “Dr. Who’s” Patrick Troughton.

Discussion following with director Richard Donner, moderated by Geoff Boucher.