31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween: Day #1, The Omen (Series Kick-Off)

Welcome to the 31 Days of Halloween in Movies.

Hello Friends (Check out the voice intro), and Welcome to the kick-off of my 31 Days of Halloween.  In this series, I will post every day for 31 days in October. Each year I’ve focused on lists, music, lots of movies, décor, and games.

This year I wanted to do something new, so I’m flipping the script and featuring 31 days of movies. That’s right, a movie for every day in October.  For every movie, I’ll provide the general information (i.e., title, details, and synopsis), plus my quick take if you’re not into horror or thrillers and you’re just getting started.

Missing the old content …don’t fret because I’m still including games, some new quizzes, and a few lists, which will all be on my Halloween freebies page, so check it out for all the Halloween goodness you can take.

About the Movies

These movies are in no particular order and range from 1950 – 2023 because I wanted to sprinkle in a little of everything.  Now you may be wondering [or not] …have I seen everything listed.  The short answer would be yes, but let’s remember a few things.  One …I’m old. Two…I love horror movies, and three …they would have crossed my path at some point.

With that, I hope you are able to check back for all movies and fun this season — and as always, I try to keep it light.  I’m excited about this month and ready to jet, so without further ado, let’s kick off this series.

Today’s Feature

MOVIE: The Omen
Rated: R
Director: Richard Donner
Year: 1976
IMBD Rating: 7.5
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Runtime: 1h 51m
Tomato Meter:  🍅 84%
Splatter/Gore Meter: 2/10 🩸🩸

SYNOPSIS: American diplomat Robert (Gregory Peck) adopts Damien (Harvey Stephens) when his wife, Katherine (Lee Remick), delivers a stillborn child. After Damien’s first nanny hangs herself, Father Brennan (Patrick Troughton) warns Robert that Damien will kill Katherine’s unborn child. Shortly thereafter, Brennan dies, and Katherine miscarries when Damien pushes her off a balcony. As more people around Damien die, Robert investigates Damien’s background and realizes his adopted son may be the Antichrist.

MY RATING: (★★★★) A cult classic film that, if you’re getting into horror movies, is a “must-see.”  This was a time when Hollywood was using A-List actors in movies, much like The Exorcist, and focusing more on the thrill and using your own imagination vs. straight horror. This movie is light on the gore and focuses on the demonic presence with a creepy kid in tow.

Thanks for checking this post, and happy viewing!

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