Themes from Rosemary's Baby, the 1968 thriller about a woman who's unwittingly carrying the devil's child, keep popping up on TV.
We could practically come up with 666 examples of this diabolical phenomenon, but here's just a few. Why not make like Mia Farrow and mix up a tannis-root milkshake whilst you compare and contrast them on your TiVo?
Fox's Point Pleasant is about Christina (Elizabeth Harnois), a cherubic blond teen who actually is the demon's seed. The baby Claire (Emilie de Ravin) is carrying on ABC's Lost might be the spawn of Satan. And NBC's upcoming drama Revelations features a nun who finds destruction when she investigates a virgin-born child. What gives?
Producers of both Point Pleasant and Lost 'fess up to adoring Roman Polanski's film adaptation of Ira Levin's novel. "[We] were directly inspired by the movie," admits Pleasant creator Marti Noxon. "We thought, 'What if Rosemary's baby grew up?'"
But Lost cocreator Damon Lindelof warns fans not to expect a similarly creepy ending from his show. "The father of Claire's child is an out-of-work Australian actor," he says. "Not Satan... maybe." That devil!