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13 Foreboding Facts About The Omen

The Omen | Image: Twentieth Century Fox 

With many of us cozying up on the couch and watching our favorite horror films during this time of year, the spotlight is on the scare. Whether it's a recent release or a classic, there's nothing like savoring something spooky on a cool, October evening. One popular classic is the original version of The Omen (1976). Numbers of the beast, hell hounds, evil governesses, otherworldly spawn: what more could you ask for? The article linked below is a list of facts that you may not know about the film. For instance, 

8. LEE REMICK'S REACTION TO THE BABOONS WAS REAL

There’s a scene in the movie where Damien’s mother takes him on an outing to a safari park. Apparently sensing Damien's evil, the baboons violently attack the car. To get the baboons to run at the vehicle, handlers refrained from feeding them the night before. When the scene was filmed in the morning, food was placed on and around the car, bringing the hungry primates right over. To make them angry, handlers placed two baby baboons in the car with the actors and the trainer, thinking the adult baboons would be upset about being separated from the youngsters. It did the trick ... maybe a little too well. “Lee screaming in there is Lee really screaming,” Donner said.

Read more facts about The Omen at mental_floss.  


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