Episode 239: Damien – The Omen 2

omen2More time has passed in the saga of the Antichrist, Damien Thorn. Now a preteen Damien must come to terms with who he is and lead all these pop up Satan worshippers to the promised land.  Join Ron, Little Miss Horror Nerd and guest host Hammer as they explore the world of Damien: The Omen 2.  This is a world void of black rottweilers but populated by ravens; a world of Final Destination quality deaths but also Force Chokes; a world where Lance Henriksen barely gets screen time but is, of course, a Satanist. Fighting through many technical difficulties, the crew talks about the directors thoughts on certain scenes, whether or not Damien is behind the rash of deaths, business propaganda in horror films and how to tell if your child is the son of Satan.

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2 Responses to Episode 239: Damien – The Omen 2

  1. Grant McLanaghan says:

    I’m with Hammer on this one; I like it. It’s not perfect, maybe a little ‘soapy’ in places but still a very solid sequel.

    Mike Hodges started directing the film but the producer wasn’t happy with what he was doing and how long he was taking (I think all the academy stuff is his) so was fired. Don Taylor then took over. The two directors didn’t collaborate in any way.

    Ron, the point of Damien dispensing with Ann at the end of the movie is that she symbolises the Whore of Babylon (a statue that was among the artefacts installed in the Thorn Museum). The Book of Revelations says something about the apostles of Satan (and the Anti-Christ himself) hating the Whore and wanting to make her desolate and destroy her with fire. (I’m paraphrasing.) So, once she’d served her purpose she was toast!

    Jessica, thanks for mentioning the Mick Garris podcast. I’m definitely gonna check it out.

    Anyway, fun show as ever!

  2. NortheGreat says:

    I did not even think about the Whore of Babylon symbolism. If that’s what they were going for, I think they failed because it came off clunky and confusing. Thanks for that info though — I never would have came to that conclusion on my own.

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