The Omen Reviews
Gregory Peck gives a commited performance, and Billie Whitelaw and Jerry Goldsmith's score are nightmare fuel.
Damien is wonderfully weird and perfectly cast. His eyes truly look through you..right through the screen. Gregory Peck and Billie Whitelaw should also be given high praise, as Mr Thorne and Mrs Baylock respectively. There are some nice shots in this film, light and shadow used effectively and frequent long shots taken behind various objects really give the feeling of being watched... maybe by a malevolent force. The music makes this film. Although very obvious, it does emphasise the evil moments and in its absence provides a subtle creepy undertone to the more 'normal' moments in the film.
This is a great horror movie..you can easily see why its a classic.
Amidst its flaws, The Omen is still well acted, creepy, and messed up.