Omen 4: The Awakening [Import]
Gene and Karen york are the living embodiment of The American Dream, Rich, influential attorneys, they have everything a couple could want... except a child.
When the Yorks learn of a beautiful baby girl waiting to adopted, they instantly fall in love with baby Delia and adopt her. But terror and destruction seem to follow Delia wherever she goes. The preist who baptized her mysteriously dies, the psychic fair she attends burns in a fiery holocaust and her nanny falls from a second story window, impaling herself on a merry-go-round. Soon, Delia's mother begins to questions the "conincidence" of these catastrophes. Her thoughts can't help but turn toward the biblical prophesy of Armageddon... the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil, begining with the birth of Satan in human form.
Top Customer Reviews
people think it is nothing more than an inferior made for cable piece
of garbage.i have to disagree.for my money,this movie is nearly on par
with the original.there are some terrifying moments that got my heart
racing.the acting was very good.Faye Grant is terrific as the mother of
the evil child Delia(Asia Viera).Micheal Woods plays the father and
husband and i found his character to be weak,although to be fair,his
character doesn't have a lot do. However,it is Asia Viera who plays
Delia who is the true standout.she can convey evil with just a look.she
is very charismatic,and dare i say,has the same natural ability of
Harvey Stevens,who plays the role of childhood Damien in the
original.the story is quite similar to the original.congressman Gene
York and his wife Karen end up adopting a baby girl at an orphanage and
of course very little is known of the biological parents.Strange
occurrences begin to happen.people die mysterious deaths.Karen begins
to suspect there is something horribly wrong about the child.there is
an interesting twist to the story which i thought was very
inventive.music is used to great effect in this movie,some of it
borrowed from the original movie.i also have to say that the production
values are very high for this film.of course,the violence of the deaths
is toned down a bit,but this movie doesn't rely on cheap gore,but on
suspense.besides,the original did not rely on violence either.One issue
i do have is that i thought the ending was a cop out,and didn't seem
plausible.it just didn't fit.but otherwise,this movie should give you
some genuine chills.i know it did for me. 4.5/5
Gene and Karen York (Michael Woods and Faye Grant) are wealthy attorneys who have everything they can hope for. Except a child. So they adopt a child with the aide of Sister Yvonne, a shady nurse. They choose a beautiful baby girl named Delia. What they don't know of is the child's mysterious path. One thing that makes this film not work but made the first one so eerie is that the evil roots of Delia are shown to early on. In the first film, Damien didn't start demonstrating his habit to cause terror until he turned 5. But Delia shows right from the beginnig when she scratches her mother's neck. But back to the plot. Terror strikes when the priest baptizes her mysteriously dies. Her father is soon elected state senator, and the father of Delia's school bully is decapitated. Delia then adopts a rottweiler. Then her nanny falls out a window. Then they hire another nanny comes knowing Delia's evil plans and aiding her. Then the main character gets shot. Sound familliar? All these events happend in the first chapter. Only here they're not scary.
And that's not all. Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar - winning score is recycled here, and it just seems so out of place. The cinematography is just awful, and the acting is stiffer than a tree. If you really wanna be scared rent the first two films in the "Omen" series.
As Delia (Asia Vieira) grows up, she seems to have a number of issues. Animals are afraid of her. Those who succeed in annoying her seem to run into a spot of trouble. They even die, as does her Nanny, who ends up impaling herself after she falls from a second story window. Delia then gets a new nanny who looks out for her interests. Sounds familiar? You are right! it sounds an awful lot like the plot of "The Omen". It has other similarities. Here, her father may not be ambassador to another country, but he runs for public office and is elected. Delia is confident that her father, who dotes on her, will be President one day. Delia is the apple of her father's eye. It is her mother who comes to think that she is the Antichrist.
Unfortunately, the reality is that this film ends up being nothing like the original film upon which it is based. The plot becomes convoluted and ridiculous. In updating the story line, the writer brought in some new age gobbledegook that goes nowhere. The story, which starts out promisingly enough, degenerates into total absurdity and becomes unbelievable and downright laughable. Unlike the original, which was believable because of the subtlety that was employed through its straightforward presentation and deft direction, this film is anything but. Ham handedly directed and with a poor script with which to work, the actors cast never even had a chance.
Don't buy this film. If you are a fan of "The Omen" and are curious, rent it.
Most recent customer reviews
If you are a fan of The Omen series be prepared to be scared out of your pants. I was just about to write this one off after reading the reviews but man, were they wrong! Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2003 by Frank Kujinsky
The Omen series took a downward slope after the first one. This is the worst of the Omen films. Skip unless you must see it.Published on June 29 2002
Don't be fooled by the title. Omen IV: The Awakening is not a true sequel to the cult classic theatrical trilogy at all. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2001 by Chadwick H. Saxelid
I don't want and I don't like this film. The reason why is because all the omen films including this one are one true hypocrisy after another. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2001 by Jonathon
In this final Omen movie, The York family is the embodiment of the American Dream...except they have no child to share it with. One day the adopt a baby from the church, Delia. Read morePublished on June 2 2001 by Justin York
All of you "The Devil" horror movie lovers get ready for the omen series which by me, is the scariest horror movie ive ever seen. And i have seen many horror movies. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2001
While it was silly to have another antichrist after Damian, this movie cannot be written off too lightly. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2000 by Frances T. Nowve
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