Written by Mr. Mouseburger 19th Mar 2009
Submitted by kaktus
It is seven years since the events of The Omen and we find Damien has grown from a creepy looking child into a moody, rebellious teenager. Parents of teens around the country will no doubt vouch for the fact that most children this age are antichrists in the eyes of their parents!
However, investigative journalist, Joan Hart, has more compelling evidence that Damien is indeed the spawn of Satan. During her investigations into the mysterious death of Carl Bugenhagen, she comes across Yigael's wall; a strange wall covered in murals drawn by a madman, which depicts the rise and fall of the antichrist. As luck would have it, Yigael drew a picture of the antichrist at the age of six (i.e. the age Damien was in The Omen) and a picture of Damien at age thirteen (i.e. his age in this film). Both images are dead ringers for the little devil. Teasingly there is a third image, but it is not revealed to us, presumably because they had not figured out who was going to be the adult Damien in the final part of the trilogy.
Joan goes to the house of Richard Thorn, who following the death of Robert Thorn (Damien's father, who tried to kill Damien) is now the legal guardian of this diabolical teen, in an attempt to try and convince him that his brother was not mad, and that Damien needs to be destroyed. Understandably, strangers coming into your life and asking you to kill your child is not something that most parents would entertain seriously (no matter how tempted they might be at times), and so having been unsuccessful, Joan drives off in her car.
Old Nick is not the sort of fellow to take such slights against his family lightly though, and so he sets in motion a series of events, which would not be out of place in a Final Destination film. First off, Joan's car breaks down, on a quiet desolate country road. Naturally, she gets out to see what that matter is, but as she does, the large raven from scene 666* hoves into view and starts attacking her face to the strains of some seriously creepy gregorian chant music. The raven is pecking away furiously and Joan is trying her best to escape, but the evil bird successfully manages to peck her eyes out, leaving her blinded.
During the frenzied attack, she has fallen into a ditch, and so she extricates herself from the dyke and makes her way back to the road. Surely she must have realised that the thing she was walking on was more tarmac-y than grassy, but instead of waiting at the verge and waving cars down, she ambles into the middle of the road, just in time for a huge truck (no doubt transporting a load "Black Sabbath" albums) to plow straight into her, hurling her into the air and over the top of the vehicle.
*scene number created for comedic purposes and may differ from the actual scene number in the film - no ubergeek posts pointing this out please!