"The First Omen: A Haunting Prequel to The Omen Set to Terrify Horror Fans"

News - 24 March 2024
The horror fans have something to look forward to with the upcoming release of the new film, The First Omen. This film marks the directorial debut of Arkasha Stevenson and serves as a prequel to the iconic 1976 film, The Omen. It is actually the sixth installment in The Omen franchise, taking viewers back to the year 1971 in Rome, where the story unfolds.

nnThe production of The First Omen took place in various locations in Rome, including Villa Parisi and a farm in Procoio that were used to depict the orphanage featured in the film. Production designer Eve Stewart shared that they wanted to create a unique and beautiful building for the orphanage. To achieve this, they combined elements from three different buildings and ensured that they were seamlessly connected.

nnStarring in the film are Nell Tiger Free, Tawfeek Barhom, Sônia Braga, Ralph Ineson, and Bill Nighy. Ineson takes on the role of Father Brennan, a priest who warns Margaret, played by Nell Tiger Free, about a conspiracy within the church. This character is a familiar face in the 1976 film, portrayed by Patrick Troughton.

nnThe First Omen centers around Margaret Daino, a young American woman sent to Rome to dedicate her life to serving the Church. As she navigates her new life, she begins to encounter a sinister evil that shakes her faith to its core. Simultaneously, a chilling conspiracy is slowly unveiled, with the goal of bringing forth the birth of pure evil.

nnThe costumes in The First Omen were meticulously crafted by costume designer Paco Delgado. Delgado aimed to create a gothic ambiance with the attire, designing garments that had a light, flowing quality to them. Particularly, the costumes for the girls in the orphanage were inspired by the fashion of the 1940s and 1950s, evoking a sense of timelessness within the film's 1970s setting.

Delgado drew inspiration from 1970s Yves Saint Laurent fashion for Margaret's look, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to her character.nnAudiences can prepare themselves for a thrilling and suspenseful experience with The First Omen, set to hit Dutch cinemas on April 11th. Horror enthusiasts can expect to be on the edge of their seats as they delve into the dark world of the film, brimming with mystery, conspiracy, and supernatural elements.

Get ready for a cinematic journey that will leave you haunted long after the credits roll.