In this sequel to 'The Omen', the orphan Damien is now 13 and adored by the rich aunt and uncle who took him in. When Aunt Marion (Lee Grant) begins to suspect there is more to Damien than adolescent angst, she is quickly dispatched by a killer raven. Damien, now making his mark at military school, is dismayed to discover his true demonic identity - but not for long.
Several years after the mysterious events that claimed the life of the US Ambassador and his wife, the now teenaged and militarily enrolled Damien Thorne is slowly being made aware of his unholy heritage and horrific destiny. Woe is he (including anyone in Damien's adoptive family and his classmates) who suspects the truth or gets in his way. While not as unrelentingly frightening as its blockbuster predecessor, this more-than-competent sequel to The Omen
raises some interesting questions about the nature of free will (can the antichrist deny his birthright?) before falling into a gory series of increasingly outlandish deaths, the best of which is a terrifyingly protracted scene beneath the ice of a frozen lake. Jerry Goldsmith (who won an Oscar for his work on the first film in the series) contributes another marvellously foreboding score. --AndrewWright
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