An oddly engrossing cult item — sort of a Brady Bunch
episode about cloning — this domestic sci-fi drama has resonated in unexpected places. "Eve," a popular episode of The X-Files
, not only shares a similar plot about government-cloned girls with genius IQs and antisocial tendencies, but a name with one of this film's major characters. While the direction and cinematography are flat and the acting wooden, it's precisely this home-movie quality, this banal ordinariness, that makes the film's sinister, conspiratorial undertones all the more believably compelling. In suburban Flemington, N.J., 12-year-old Anna Hart (future soap-opera star Martha Byrne), ...