Disney has announced that the latest horror movie from 20th Century Studios, “The First Omen”, will be coming soon to digital retailers and Hulu/Hulu On Disney+ later this month.

“The First Omen” is a prequel to the classic horror film franchise and is set in 1971, where it tells the story of a young American woman who 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 movie will be released, along with exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus features on digital retailer platforms, including Prime Video, Apple TV and Fandango at Home, on May 28th 2024.   Then just a couple of days later on May 30th, “The First Omen” will arrive on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ in the United States.   It will then be released on physical media, including Blu-Ray and DVD, on July 30th 2024.     No international release date has been announced yet.

“The First Omen” stars Nell Tiger Free (Servant), Tawfeek Barhom (Mary Magdalene), Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Ralph Ineson (The Northman) and Bill Nighy (Living). The film is directed by Arkasha Stevenson based on characters created by David Seltzer (The Omen), with a story by Ben Jacoby (Bleed) and a screenplay by Tim Smith & Arkasha Stevenson and Keith Thomas (Firestarter).

The digital release will include 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.
  • Signs of The First Omen – Join the director and talented artists as they reveal some of the symbolism within the set designs and the costumes. Learn how the use of practical effects blurs the line between what is real and what is not in The First Omen’s terrifying world.

The five previous “Omen” films are available to stream now on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+, plus some are also available on Disney+ internationally.

Roger’s POV:  It’s great to see the streaming release so quickly after the digital release, especially since this movie was only released in cinemas last month, so it’s a quick turnaround for this movie, which has the advantage of a much smaller budget, so Disney don’t need it to have an extended run in cinemas to boost profits, plus I think this is a movie perfect watching at home and this is going to be first movie from the franchise that I’m going to watch (I’m a chicken with horror movies!)

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Roger Palmer

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