Watch an Exclusive Clip From Horror Prequel The First Omen


In the clip above, Eve Stewart, the film’s production designer, talks about how they searched for churches all over Rome to use. She also talks about the metal structures used to create the “hellmouth” of candles that can be seen in the film representing a mouth. When it came to the orphanage seen in the film, Stewart mentions they ultimately used three different buildings in Rome, with editing making it seem like the action was all taking place in one location. It’s just a tiny hint of all the work that goes into making a movie like this. 

I hope now that “The First Omen” will be available at home soon, more people will check it out. I was kind of shocked at how well the film works, especially for a studio-driven prequel. This could’ve easily been something forgettable, but director Arkasha Stevenson has really created a creepy, memorable horror pic. 

In “The First Omen,” “a young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church. Soon, she encounters a darkness that causes her to question her faith, and that reveals a terrifying conspiracy to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.” The film stars Nell Tiger Free, Tawfeek Barhom, Sonia Braga, Ralph Ineson, and Bill Nighy. The home media release comes with the following bonus features:

  • The Mystery of Margaret – Join director Arkasha Stevenson and stars Nell Tiger Free, Bill Nighy and Maria Caballero as they dive into the character of Margaret, her relationships with other characters, and how she’s manipulated while trying to solve the film’s horrifying mystery.

  • The Director’s Vision – Director Arkasha Stevenson talks about her love of horror films, the opportunity to expand on The Omen legacy, and crafting The First Omen entirely through a female lens. She also describes shooting in Rome, and the cast recounts working with Arkasha.

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