The horror film “The Curse”, or “The Omen” in the original version, will be entitled as a prequel. We will soon know more about the origins of Damien, who is none other than the Antichrist in the first film.
The curse: a cult horror film
As a reminder, The curse tells the story of Robert Thorn, an American Ambassador residing in the United Kingdom. The father’s daily life suddenly changes when several deaths occur in his surroundings. Soon, a photographer and a priest plant the scariest idea in Thorn’s mind. Both men accuse her five-year-old son Damien, to be responsible for the assassinations. Especially since the ambassador is hiding a heavy secret about the little boy, a secret that even his wife is unaware of.
Thus, the latter, pregnant, gave birth to a child who died shortly after in mysterious circumstances. Wanting to protect his wife, Thorn decided to adopt little Damien without telling his wife – and pass him off as their natural son! A choice he begins to regret when his adjuvants assure him that the boy he has collected is none other than the Antichrist.
The tragedies of filming
Multiple tragedies happened on the set, leading to the belief that the project had indeed been struck by bad luck! Thus, Gregory Peck’s plane, as well as the one in which the film producer was traveling, were both struck by lightning. More so, the team also escaped the worst ultimately not boarding an aircraft. Following a shock due to a flight of birds, the latter is forced to land in disaster. In its forced landing, the plane hits a vehicle, killing its occupants – namely the family of one of the pilots.
Equally sordid, after shooting sequences in an animal park, the team left the scene without incident. Shortly after they left, a local guard lost his life after being attacked by a tiger. Unfortunately, other terrible dramas surround the filming of The curse but you will have already understood where we were coming from.
An upcoming prequel
If its reviews are uneven, the film knows a real success when it comes out. The curse has even been nominated three times for the Oscars. At the end of the 1970s, two sequels to the work of Richard Donner (Tales from the Crypt) emerge. In 2006, a rebooted franchise starring Liev Schreiber and David Thewlis. Today, our colleagues from Deadline announce preparing a prequel to Damien’s story. At the realization of this new opus, we find Arkasha Stevenson, who signs here his very first feature film. The young woman will also be responsible for rewriting the screenplay with the help of Tim Smith, her writing partner.
The duo has already worked for hand in hand on the series pineapple, presented at the Sundance Film Festival. Both are currently working on a project commissioned by Amazon, entitled Beautiful Monsters. If for now, we don’t know anything about the plot of the upcoming prequel, we hope to learn more about the dark origins of the disturbing little boy.