Some movie stills turn iconic. Some are funny, some are sad, some are awesome, some are bad. And some are downright terrifying.
The image of Damien from 1976’s Omen is one of our favorites. Looking at the little tyke in a suit and cap standing with his hands shoved smartly into his pockets like an adult is discomforting because it’s so odd. Aren’t boys supposed to playing in mud with shorts and optional t-shirt? So, looking at a kid in this getup with an impassive stare that hints at malevolence is mesmerizing — and disturbing. The picture is off-center as well, making it even more jarring (should we focus on Damien or the neatly placed crosses instead)? And, thanks to the Catholic infatuation with gothic Satanic imagery, we get a graveyard thrown in to finish off a perfect picture. So, turn and face the strange.