If you’re a horror movie fan in the slightest, there is a good chance you’re familiar with or have heard of Rosemary’s Baby. Despite being released in 1968, the authenticity of this horror flick still stands today, and it is recognized by many as one of the most iconic horror movies of all time.
Rosemary’s Baby is an “American horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the novel Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin. The cast features Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Angela Dorian, Clay Tanner, and, in his feature film debut, Charles Grodin. The film chronicles the story of a pregnant woman who suspects that an evil cult wants to take her baby for use in their rituals,” says the movie’s Wikipedia page.
This movie tells the story of Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, a young couple who move into a new apartment in hopes of beginning a family together. Not too long after moving in, the Woodhouse’s become familiar with their neighbours, Minnie and Roman Castevet, a seemingly lovely elderly couple who quickly become attached to Rosemary and Guy.
Before too long, Rosemary and Guy end up conceiving a child, although Rosemary soon begins to develop concern for her baby. She is convinced she is experiencing an abnormal pregnancy, and as the film’s plot progresses, it becomes apparent that Rosemary’s suspicions are correct and further that the Castevet’s may have something to do with the strange happenings she frequently finds herself exposed to.
I consider this film to be a horror classic, and although it is quite dated now, its shock factor and ability to instill unease and terror in viewers remain unmatched. Mia Farrow is fantastic in her role as Rosemary, and I consider this movie to be timeless in terms of how creepy it is.
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