Another post of mine on Shock Radar!
By ANDREW GAUDION
Let me introduce the first in what I hope to be a weekly feature comparing an original horror movie with its, it often seems, inevitable remake. Let’s begin with the Anti-Christ himself: The Omen. In case you are not aware, The Omen tells the story of a young boy, Damien, who is believed to be the son of an American Ambassador (Gregory Peck in the original, Liev Schreiber in the remake), named Richard Thorne. However, Thorne soon begins to discover that his so called son may indeed turn be the Anti-Christ. With everyone around him in danger, Thorne takes on the responsibility of putting an end to the Anti-Christ, before he is given the chance to rise to power.
The Richard Donner original from 1976 is perhaps one of my favourite horror movies and it is not hard to state my reasons why. It is a master-class…
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