Good Against Evil (1977, USA) C-84m. ** D: Paul Wendkos. Starring Dack Rambo, Elyssa Davalos, Richard Lynch, Dan O'Herlihy, John Harkins, Kim Catrall. Old Hammer pro Jimmy Sangster wrote this not-bad horror movie that was produced as a pilot for a TV series that was never made. Back in the 1950s a group of devil worshippers led by Lynch impregnated a woman and then stole her baby. Now in the 1970s the baby has grown up to be pretty Davalos, who knows nothing of her destiny. Starts like the sequel to ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968) and ends like THE EXORCIST (1973). It's fairly well-paced but loses most of its appeal in the second half. Solid score by Lalo Schifrin.

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