Quick Review – Omen IV: The Awakening (TV 1991)

Omen IV: The Awakening (TV Movie)

Release Date: 1991

Director: Jorge Montesi, Dominique Othenin-Girard

Stars: Faye Grant, Michael Woods, Michael Lerner

Runtime: 97 min

Tagline: The horror continues.

Seriously? The horror continues? What “horror” may that be?

Delia has just been adopted by two attorneys, Gene & Karen York. When Karen realizes her baby was born under suspicious circumstances, she hires a private investigator to find Delia’s real parents. A series of bizarre accidents occur, and Karen begins to suspect everyone of conspiring against her as she unravels the truth about her baby, and how she just may be continuing Damien Thorn’s prophecy.

Okay so, this one was better than the third Omen instalment. That statement doesn’t mean this is good at all, as it was a little more easy to endure than the third.

The acting is still pretty bad, and the plot here is all right. Imagine just a rehash of the first instalment, with a lot less production quality, and a lot less effectiveness. It’s nearly the exact same thing, but it takes a few more pleasant twists. The real annoying thing is that the darned dog is back. Why are dogs so demonic these days?

I wasn’t fond of any of the characters. For attorney’s, the parents were often pretty oblivious. Well, at least the father was. The happenings that occur can get a little violent, but it isn’t all bad. There are a few good kills, but there isn’t anything completely memorable.

Delia is just about the most annoying evil child I have ever had the misfortune to witness on screen. The stuff she does is idiotic, and she isn’t creepy at all. She just wears an odd grimace that speaks, “I just want to be done with this film.” Well, Delia, we want the film to be over, too. She tries to be creepy, but she isn’t, what really happens is just a hideous look on her face the whole time.

The plot isn’t horrible, but not original at all. It’s at least better than the third, but anything is better than that crap.

The acting is horrible, the pacing and story is alright, the characters aren’t anything to cheer for, and the production value is just bad. The ending is also one of the worst, and oddest (it tries to give you an ending you’d never expect, but it’s really just lame), I’ve seen, and there’s yet another installment that doesn’t believe very much in climaxes. You don’t really want to catch this one, either. The first two Omen‘s are really the only two worth seeing.


2 thoughts on “Quick Review – Omen IV: The Awakening (TV 1991)

  1. Good write up, Daniel. Yeah, this one blew chunks. What the hell was that scene with the singing choir people in the alley all about? So pedestrian and supremely hokey in a bad way. I re-watched it with my son a while back and we laughed through the whole thing.

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