|Posted: 22 September 2019 at 11:02am | IP Logged | 2
Another early Halloween/horror viewing:
THE OMEN (1976)
I love horror movies, but I'll be the first to admit that most (if not all) are too outlandish to be believable... you either buy into the supernatural stuff early-on and let yourself go, or not. Depends on the film, and filmmakers at the helm.
The original OMEN could be one of the most perfectly-constructed horror movies I've seen, and it's been a favorite for years. Believable performances, straightforward dialogue, tightly-paced, and above all else, convincingly told. Any "son of the Devil" movie is going to be inherently preposterous, but Richard Donner's noted sense of "verisimilitude" helps this one greatly... if it could happen, it might happen like this.
I love it more each time I see it. More of a psychological thriller, with supernatural underpinnings. I think we tend to think of it more as a full-on horror film because of the gloriously diabolical Jerry Goldsmith score!