At his audition, Harvey Spencer Stevens (Damien) punched Donner in the balls, and the rest is cinematic history as he went on to become the most genuinely terrifying juvenile Antichrist on screen to-date. I think I will try that the next time I have a job interview.
Better than I expected-not a horror fan-but still fumbles in a few regards. The music is way over-the-top and some characters react to events in unbelievable manners. The film definitely improves in the second half as the protagonist begins to suspect things are 'wrong'. The movie may have worked better had it been less obvious that the child was, indeed, the antichrist. More psychological thriller elements needed
If you can't find something unusual and unique to say about this movie, I have something: Harvey Stephens is the creepiest child actor in the history of cinema. It's true. The only one who even comes close is Cameron Bright in "Birth." After that, it's the kids from the 1960 "Village of the Damned."