Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Film Review

Posted: November 12, 2014 in Horrendous Horror Movies
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Directed by Roman Polanski, Rosemary’s Baby, starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes, was an amazingly creepy movie filled with strange neighbors, demonic rituals, and tannis root.

Rosemary’s (Mia Farrow) life begins to spiral downhill once Guy (John Cassavetes), her husband, after moving into their new apartment, befriends Minnie (Ruth Gordon) and Roman Castevet (Sidney Blackmer), their eccentrically creepy neighbors.

Soon, strange dreams begin to haunt Rosemary’s mind; in one, she is raped by Satan whilst cult members, including her husband and neighbors, watch and chant. A few days after having this dream, Rosemary discovers she is pregnant. Is she, though, pregnant with Guy’s child, or Satan’s?

Personally, I believe Rosemary should have realized something was wrong sooner, seeing as her husband began acting differently after her rape dream. Instead of celebrating when his wife told him she was pregnant, Guy ran directly to Minnie and Roman. Instead of supporting his wife through her pregnancy, Guy began spending more time away from home, attending to his career.

As you can tell, I hate Guy. I do not have any respect for a man who would sacrifice his own wife to a cult to achieve success and fame. Didn’t he feel guilty? Didn’t he feel remorse? He is a jerk!

And the neighbors, especially Laura Louise, were jerks, too! It was incredibly painful to watch these cult members control Rosemary’s life; they dictated which doctor to visit, what vitamins to drink, and who to talk to. If someone kept controlling me like that, I would want to escape! Unfortunately, it took poor Rosemary forever to try to stand up to them, and by then, it was too late.

And after Rosemary gives birth, I appreciate how the film does not show you what the demonic infant looks like. This way, it is left to the viewer’s imagination. But Rosemary’s smile, when she accepts her child and the cult, left me with an incredibly creepy feeling.

Overall, Rosemary’s Baby was a phenomenal horror movie, and I would highly recommend it.

To watch the trailer, click here.

To listen to the lullaby, click here.

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