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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

TV Series Review: Damien: The Beast Rises Season 1- Episode 1

Damien: The Beast Rises

TV-14 V, LS 1 -E 1
Mar 07, 2016
Duration: 43m 9s
Staring: Bradley James
After experiencing a traumatic event while on assignment in Syria, acclaimed war photographer Damien Thorn is forced to confront his past and face the fact that he is the Antichrist.

The original movie, The Omen, was released in 1976. I was 9 years old and the commercials with that dog scene scared the bejeebus out of me. It was years later when I read the book and saw the movie.

The A&E TV series picks up 25 years after the first movie. It is Damien Thorn's 30th birthday and we find out he has no memory of his childhood. He is now a photo journalist working on a story in the Middle East. An old lady touches him and brings back flashes of memory. He has always felt like a dark cloud hung over him and he pushed away people who got too close. He tries to find answers and people start dying. The dogs are back too! This time 3 Rottweilers. The episode ends with Damien realizing who he really is.

I liked it. There will be no acting awards or script writing awards, but they nailed the horror and foreboding atmosphere. Bradley James plays Damien and he is mighty nice to look at. The music score is reminiscent of the original movie, but updated. I'll be keeping up with this one. If stories of the Antichrist and the religious connection with it make you nervous or unsettled, you might want to skip this one.

4 AntiSheep 


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