May 20, 1991 12:00 PM

Fox (Mon, May 20, 8 P.M. ET)


In this incredibly shabby horror sequel, the wife (Faye Grant) of a politician (Michael Woods) begins to suspect that their adopted daughter (Asia Vieira) is the spawn of the Antichrist. Jim (Wiseguy) Byrnes, Michael Lerner and Madison Mason costar.

What a shaggy-dog story. All these portentous signs crop up (candles blow out, horses buck, a healing crystal turns black), but nothing ever really happens. The film gets gross at times but never scary. With all the trappings of a honor film but none of the payoffs, the movie often seems like a long, pointless spoof, a Saturday Night Live skit that never got past the “what if” planning stage.

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