The Omen is a 1976 American-British supernatural horror film directed by Richard Donner, written by David Seltzer, and starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Spencer Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson and Leo McKern.
If you are a fan of horror movies, surely the 1976 movie The Omen will be considered the representative work of supernatural cinema with the participation of Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as Robert and Katherine Thorn. with Harvey Spencer Stephens as Damien Thorn, as well as the Antichrist. There’s no need to argue too much with Damien’s presence causing all the supernatural events and creepy deaths throughout the movie. But they are nothing compared to the horrifying, spooky real-life obsession that happened to the cast and scenes of The Omen.
In The Omen, the Thorn family adopts a boy with the desire to build a happy home. But they did not expect that, it is this child that will bring unhappiness and disaster to their family. Harvey Stephens plays Damien Thorn – son of Satan – in this horror film
Hollywood has spawned a lot of curious stories about cursed actors including Rudolph Valentino’s cursed ring supposedly locked in a Hollywood cellar or cursed movies. , etc., but the so-called “Curse of The Omen” – The Curse of The Omen seems to be a very compelling story for everyone.
The story begins when the movie was officially shot. The son of lead actor Gregory Peck used his own gun to kill himself just the month after the movie started. The sad thing is that the boy’s tragic death is not the end; instead, it just opens up the many horrors attributed to this movie.
Not stopping there, the plane carrying Gregory Peck was struck by lightning while en route to London in September of that year, but fortunately, no dangerous incidents occurred. As for Mace Neufelds, the producer of the movie, also had a plane crash during the flight to Los Angeles shortly after. In addition, a hotel that Neufeld and his wife were staying in was bombed, but fortunately, no one was killed in this terrible accident.
In addition, there is a frightening coincidence that the crew hired a private jet to do the aerial footage, but in the end this scene was postponed. The plane then went on a different flight, but crashed again and no other passengers were lucky enough to survive. “It seems there are dark forces who have done this, and he doesn’t want the film to be made,” said Harvey Bernhard.
In The Omen, there are also shots of religious symbols and scenes where the characters in the movie are attacked by ferocious animals. Baboons threaten Damien and Katherine in one shot, while the dogs chase Robert through a cemetery in another. The amazing thing is that there was no incident involving both of these scenes and the story behind those two scenes. The baboon trainer dies the next day and the dogs in Robert’s footage become extremely ferocious, they attack the stuntman and become out of control even in the presence of the trainer. them.
On Friday, August 13, 1976, a few months after The Omen was completed. John Richardson, The Omen’s special effects specialist, was driving through the Netherlands with Moore and they were the victim of a terrible car accident. Richardson was lucky enough to save his life and had almost no major injuries, but Moore’s head was completely cut off by a tire in the accident.
This is a horrible and horrible accident, fans of the movie will surely associate this and remember a scene from The Omen in which Keith Jennings is investigating Damien’s supernatural origins. was beheaded again by a sheet of glass falling from a vehicle on a construction site.
Richardson then recounts that, just before the accident, he passed a road sign with Ommen, 66.6 km away (Ommen is close to the name of The Omen, 666 is the number of statues. represents Satan). That could be really unbelievable to be true, a strange coincidence or maybe these are just the words “seasoned with salt” to make The Omen worthy of its reputation as one of the works. arguably the most haunted product of all time.
Of course, nothing can reinforce a horror film’s reputation like grim tales of haunts and mysterious accidents. Over time, some of the stories were thought to have been part of the curse of fulfillment, but so far those have not been confirmed as accurate.