Film / Damien: Omen II

A sequel to The Omen, released in 1978.

Damien Thorn, the Antichrist-to-be, has been adopted by the family of his father's brother. While he starts coming to grips with his supposed destiny, horrible deaths befall on those who might stop him or discover his true nature.

William Holden and Lee Grant starred as Damien's aunt and uncle.

This film has examples of:

  • As You Know: Oh, so much.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The protagonists come a little closer this time, but they are still unable to stop Damien. His reign of terror continues.
  • Buried Alive: After Carl Bugenhagen and his friend Michael discover the proof that Damien is the prophesied Antichrist within an archeological dig, it collapses on them, burying them alive.
  • Creepy Crows: A raven (complete with its own Leitmotif) appears near in the earlier death scenes, and in two instances is the direct cause of them.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: Damien threatens Mark with this after he rejects his offer to rule the world together, leading to his death. It's notable as it's the only death in the franchise that Damien appears to feel actual remorse for.
  • Downer Ending: Once again, anyone who might stop Damien is killed, and his quest to become the Antichrist continues.
  • Evil All Along: At the end, Ann Thorn is revealed to have been on Satan's side when she "gives" her husband the sacred daggers. She dies immediately afterward, having outlived her usefulness.
    Ann Thorn: I've always belonged to him.
  • Evil Elevator: One character finds his doom after entering an elevator. After he survives the fall, steel cables fall down, slicing him in half.
  • Eye Scream: A woman has her eyes beaked by a raven, leaving her blindly walking into the path of an incoming truck. Talk about a gruesome way to go.
  • He Knows Too Much: A doctor tests Damien's blood and discovers he has jackal DNA. He soon finds himself sliced in half whilst involved in a freak elevator "accident."
    • For that matter, Bugenhagen, Michael, Joan Hart, Charles Warren, Pasarian...
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Damien has a very brief moment of this in when he comes to a full realisation of what he is and why. "Why? Why me?" he screams to empty air, but his angst doesn't last long.
  • Military School: Damien is a student in a military school together with his cousin Mark. One sergeant (played by Lance Henriksen) in the school's staff is later revealed to be one of his future allies.
  • Mrs. Exposition: Aunt Marion serves to explain the events of the first film as well as the Thorn family tree.
  • Mugging the Monster: A bully attempts to pick a fight with Damien. One Death Glare later, and he is writhing on the floor.
  • Sequel: The Original Title: Used to give the film an Antagonist Title.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Carl Bugenhagen, the last guy from the first movie (played by Leo McKern) who knew Damien's secret is killed off in the opening minutes, tying up a remaining loose end. McKern is the only cast member to appear in more than one movie of the series.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In the second film, Damien is much less aware of his true origins and is very friendly to Mark. When he decides he must accept his role as the Antichrist, the last of his humanity is gone.
  • We Can Rule Together: Damien tries to convince his adopted brother Mark to join him in his quest to rule the Earth.
  • Worst News Judgement Ever: Death in freak elevator "accident" does not warrant a front page.