The Devil's Child (1997)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Robert Firsching

Kim Delaney stars as an old apartment building's new tenant in this creepy made-for-TV horror movie from director Bobby Roth. Delaney's character almost died as a small girl, and doesn't know that the only reason she survived is that her mother (Grace Zabriskie) made a deal with Satan that Delaney would bear his child when she grew up. Conveniently, Satan lives right next door now, disguised as a handsome professor (Thomas Gibson from Dharma and Greg). Interestingly, this story is about a pregnant woman, Satanists, and an ominous apartment building, just like Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. Polanski's wife was murdered by members of the Manson Family, who were later convicted in the so-called "Trial of the Century." Why is this significant? Because this very similar film was written and co-produced by Pablo Fenjves, best known for hearing the Akita dog barking in the O.J. Simpson case, the other "Trial of the Century."