Friday, October 10, 2008

31 Days of Horror: Rosemary's Baby

October 10, 2008: Rosemary's Baby
A movie that is a horrifying satanic story that will forever haunt fans for generations to come, I don’t say this to often but Rosemary’s Baby is most likely a perfect film. It was directed by Roman Polanski and he makes it his way, which comes out stylish and scary.
The movie is set in Manhattan’s Dakota building, which has some dark history, being the place where John Lennon was assassinated.
Back to the film we have a young and happy married couple, Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor of a husband Guy Woodhouse (John Cassavetes). They move into an apartment in a respected old building off of Central Park.
Their next door neighbors soon become their friends, Roman (Sidney Blackmer) and Minnie Castavet (Ruth Gordon), this was the performance that won Gordon the Oscar. They are an elderly couple and soon take interest in Rosemary’s well being.
Soon Rosemary is plagued by disturbing dreams; one of these dreams is where Rosemary is attacked by something inhuman surrounded by a crowd of spectators. These dreams are strange, because they follow a suicide of a woman in the building.
After the dreams Rosemary finds out that she is pregnant and becomes ill. The neighbors are quickly there for all of her needs and even find her a doctor of their chose and then soon we learn that the neighbors are part of a witches’ coven. Rosemary then finds out she is part of an evil plan and everyone might be against her.
This movie is scary, eerie and intelligent. Polanski delivers most likely the best film of his career and for a movie that came out in 1968 it still scares you.
If you haven’t seen this movie, then you must. This is one that everyone should see and experience, it’s a work of horror art and it is a thrilling as the day it came out.
I strongly caution all of you, this is not a movie for children and is made for mature audiences only.

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