The Omen (1976) on Sunday, Oct. 30

The Omen - poster

Richard Donner’s modern horror classic The Omen will screen on Sunday, October 30th at 4:00 PM at the Alex Theatre in Glendale as part of the Hocus-Focus Halloween Film Festival.

In 1962 Gregory Peck earned an Oscar® for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, in which he protected his children Scout and Jem from both the perceived threat of neighborhood recluse Boo Radley as well as the overt racism prevalent in their small 1930s Alabama town.

Fourteen years later Peck returned to the screen as the father of a young son named Damien. Their happy home life in England with wife Lee Remick slowly and terrifyingly unravels as the parents come to the realization that their young son may in fact be the Antichrist.

Following a wildly successful theatrical release in the Summer of 1976, the film left an indelible mark on popular culture, introducing the number “666” as the Biblical “mark of the beast” to the general populace, and branding countless social castoffs and playground misfits with the moniker “Damien.”

Damien with his parents

The Hocus-Focus Film Festival

Presented by The Alex Picture Show, the festival will present seven classic horror films from Friday through Sunday, October 28 – 30 at Glendale’s historic Alex Theatre. Titles to be shown:

  • Donnie Darko – Friday at 7:00 & 10:00 PM
  • Hellboy – Saturday at 1:00 PM
  • The Sixth Sense – Saturday at 4:00 PM
  • The Shining – Saturday at 7:00 PM
  • Beetlejuice – Sunday at 1:00 PM
  • The Omen – Sunday at 4:00 PM
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street – Sunday at 7:00 PM

For more information regarding both The Omen and the festival, and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Lee Remick