The First Omen | Full trailer lands for horror prequel

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Ahead of the film’s release next month, 20th Century Studios has unveiled the full trailer for The First Omen: more here.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the convent.

Despite generally being places full of benevolent nuns, it seems that cinematic convents are anything but. The setting has proved to be fertile creative ground for horror filmmakers over the years and the same looks to be true for the upcoming prequel to The Omen.

Having just watched the trailer ourselves, we have to admit we weren’t quite ready for it, not first thing in the morning at least.

20th Century Studios has released the full trailer for The First Omen ahead of the film’s wide release in cinemas next month. The trailer uses one of those annoying countdowns but actually, even that tired technique was a bit unnerving. Perhaps if we’d had breakfast first we’d have been better prepared.

The original film was directed by the late, great Richard Donner and released in 1976. It ‘followed an American ambassador who believes his five-year-old son is the embodiment of the Antichrist’ and spawned several sequels and remakes.

The upcoming film is a prequel to the events of Donner’s movie. Nell Tiger Free plays the lead role in The First Omen and is joined by Bill Nighy, Tawfeek Barhom, Sônia Braga and Ralph Ineson. Arkasha Stevenson is making her feature directorial debut here and she has also written the script with Tim Smith and Keith Thomas, based on a story by Ben Jacoby. 

Here’s the official synopsis: “When a young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, she encounters a darkness that causes her to question her own faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.”

The First Omen is in cinemas 5th April. Here’s that trailer below.

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