The Omen The Entity The Blair Witch Project

06/09/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 06/09/2004
  |  302 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Trio of classic horror films. In 'The Omen' (1976), US Ambassador Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) is persuaded to substitute a newborn baby whose mother has died in childbirth for his own stillborn son. By the age of five the child, Damien, seems to be exerting a malevolent influence on the Thorn household, suffering a violent fit when he is taken to church and causing his nanny to hang herself. Thorn searches for an answer to his son's behaviour and meets maverick priest Father Brennan (Patrick Troughton), who tries to convince him that Damien is in fact the Antichrist and must be stopped at all costs. The Ambassador at first dismisses this as the crazy rantings of a religious maniac, but subsequent events suggest that maybe the priest had a point. In 'The Entity' (1981), a young woman (Barbara Hershey) is continuously attacked and raped by a demonic invisible entity - and when she treis to seek help, no one believes her. At first she is referred to a psychiatrist who thinks it's all in her mind, but eventually para-psychologists manage to isolate the creature. The film is based on events which were alleged to have taken place in California in October 1976. Cult movie 'The Blair Witch Project' (1998) took the world by storm on its release, grossing over $200 million dollars despite an original budget of just $30,000. In Burkittsville, in the year 1994, three students - Heather (Heather Donahue), Josh (Joshua Leonard) and Michael (Michael Williams) - head into the woods to investigate the local legend of the Blair Witch, a spirit blamed for the deaths of various children. However, soon after setting out, the trio run into serious trouble...