The Omen (1995)
April 10, 2024 10:46 PM - Subscribe

Epidemiologist Dr. Linus (William Sadler), AP photojournalist Jack (Brett Cullen) and E.R. nurse Annalisse (Chelsea Field) try to stop a demonic entity from unleashing a biological weapon during the Saint Patrick's Day parade.

A failed TV pilot for an Omen-based anthology series, produced for NBC. Directed by Jack Sholder (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge). Executive produced by Richard Donner.

Streaming in its entirety on YouTube.
posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am just watching this now.

Is it good? Too early to say. Can't tell you.

What I can tell you is that the YouTube rip of this contains vintage 1995 commercials from Boston, I think. Come see the many sides of Sears. A trailer for Waterworld. New England music fans mourn the death of Jerry Garcia, news at 11.

posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:52 PM on April 12

This is one of the more professionally mounted productions in the Omen IP universe, but it's not good. It's like a producer had the idea that devil might sub in for aliens in an X-Files rip-off. The execution is solid for the era's TV (though the FX are bad) but there's no inspiration.

No matter what Wikipedia etc. might say, it wasn't setting up an anthology though. It was settling up a supernatural case of the week series.

Other than the "anyone could be compromised to become an agent of Satan" trope, it has nothing in common with the film franchise.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:34 PM on April 12

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