Omen IV: The Awakening (1991) (part 1 of 3)
You’ve got to love movie franchises that go on for so long, that eventually the sequels start going straight to cable. Omen IV: The Awakening premiered on Showtime in 1991, and as you can probably guess, the movie’s got some major flaws. After all, several of them are spelled out right there in the title for you.
Number one, it’s an Omen movie. And yeah, the first Omen made a lot of money for a lot of people, but I doubt many would say it was really that great of a movie in the first place.
Second of all, this movie is a Part 4. And with very few exceptions, franchises that last all the way to a fourth installment end up scraping the bottom of the cinematic barrel. And when it comes to horror franchises in particular, there’s a tendency to continue on even after hitting bottom, and using the shredded, shattered remnants of the cinematic barrel itself to make at least three more shitty sequels after that.