We’ve just seen proof positive that horror movies are becoming more mainstream in the 21st Century: On Jeopardy! last night, the “Final” category was Scary Movies. It’s a topic that might have been unfathomable just a decade ago, especially on a game show like Jeopardy, which prides itself on academic rigor social relevance. So would you have aced what may turn out to be a once in a lifetime opportunity for Horror Freaks? See if you can answer the question below:
A remake of this scary movie was released on 6/6/2006, 30 years to the day after the release of the original.
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See the answer below the picture of Jeopardy! host, Alex Trebek (and be sure to hum the 30-second theme as you scroll!).
This answer is: The Omen.
The original Omen, released on June 6, 1976, was directed by Richard Donner and starred Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, and Harvey Stephens. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: American diplomat Robert (Gregory Peck) adopts Damien (Harvey Stephens) when his wife, Katherine (Lee Remick), delivers a stillborn child. After Damien’s first nanny hangs herself, Father Brennan (Patrick Troughton) warns Robert that Damien will kill Katherine’s unborn child. Shortly thereafter, Brennan dies and Katherine miscarries when Damien pushes her off a balcony. As more people around Damien die, Robert investigates Damien’s background and realizes his adopted son may be the Antichrist.
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As Final Jeopardy revealed, the remake of The Omen was released on June 6, 2006. That film was directed by John Moore and starred Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. Peep the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: A new age of evil threatens to arise when an American diplomat (Liev Schreiber) and his wife (Julia Stiles) learn that the child (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick) they adopted may be the son of Satan. Mystical signs point to the Antichrist’s coming battle for dominion over heaven and Earth.
So would you have gotten the answer right on Final Jeopardy last night? Sound off in the Comments section!