Found in: Filmic 2022

The Omen

classified 15

Filmic 2022


Please note: This was screened in June 2022

Richard Donner
Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens
106 mins, 1976, UK
Primary language

The Antichrist is real in the late Richard Donner’s classic Satanic horror, and composer Jerry Goldsmith is the one who truly makes us believe it. Goldsmith claimed his only Oscar ® for this diabolically effective mixture of devilish vocal incantations, including the main theme ‘Ave Satani’, and heartbreaking human drama – Writer and Season curator Sean Wilson

The Antichrist arrives in London in the form of the spookily silent adopted child of U.S. diplomat Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck), who begins to realise his son is not what he seems when a series of tragic events befall the family and the ‘accidental’ body count rises. Tightly plotted, and with a chilling score by Jerry Goldsmith, this supernatural conspiracy thriller features a heavyweight Hollywood cast including Lee Remick, David Warner, and Billie Whitelaw.