The child named Damien is a central character in the 1976 horror film "The Omen". He is portrayed as the Antichrist, with his birth being part of a demonic plot. The film was directed by Richard Donner and starred Gregory Peck.
The 1970s film that features a child named Damien is The Omen. The Omen is a horror movie released in 1976 about a young boy named Damien who is revealed to be the Antichrist. The movie stars Gregory Peck and Lee Remick and was a box office success. It spawned several sequels and a remake in 2006.
In 1976 Donner had his big-screen breakthrough with The Omen, a violent supernatural thriller that starred Gregory Peck as an American diplomat whose son, Damien—switched at birth upon the suggestion of a priest—turns out to be the Antichrist.