I was just looking at the most recent trivia scores in the My Trivia Live league. My team is sitting at 666 points right now, after having played 10 games this season at Tower Inn in Ypsilanti. Makes me think of that movie with that adorable little boy who happened to be the spawn of Satan. What movie was that? Home Alone? The Good Son? Maybe the “Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina” kid from Kindergarten Cop? ⇓
Miko Hughes in Kindergarten Cop. Side note, did you know Miko Hughes is the son of late film writer/director John Hughes?
No, it wasn’t that kid from Kindergarten Cop. How about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Oh yeah…it was The Omen – the original with Gregory Peck and Lee Remick. I watched it recently, and to me, it came off more as a comedy than as a horror film. Have I been desensitized? Perhaps – but I really couldn’t stop laughing in some of those scenes (so overly dramatized)! Like when they try taking little Damien to church and he loses his shit in the car (not literally): ⇓
In The Omen, this little dumpling seen here (Damien) has “666” as a tattoo in his scalp. They also somehow didn’t notice that he’d had hooves all of his life (JK, JK)!
There was a time in our film history that horror films with a “Catholic” premise (vis a vis The Exorcist, The Omen, Rosemary’s Baby) were a bit popular for a while! The Exorcist even spawned some really, really unnecessary sequels.
Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby. Little did she know that an even more horrifying real life story involving her husband taking nude photos of her adopted daughter would rock headlines in the early 1990s! Some may say that retaliation with a knife of this type is the appropriate response when you learn your husband has been f—ing yours (and his) adopted daughter!
I guess the whole “Catholic horror movie” trend of the 1960s/1970s would be similar to the “zombie” movie trend of the 2000s, where we had movies such as Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Zombieland, I Am Legend and Fido – all of which centered upon zombies (or zombie like things). Not to mention that TV series “The Talking Dead.” Ooops…I mean the WALKING Dead! A little “Freudian” slip there!
Yes, I know 666 is JUST a number! But we all know it’s not just any number! Now pardon me while I start levitating and chanting incoherently, LOL!