Yesterday I watched one of my most favorite films of all time- Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby.” It is a great representation of a classic horror film. The 1960’s and 70’s in my point of view, was probably the best time for horror films. “Rosemary’s Baby” came out during the peak of this time in 1968. The early 60’s were the time of Alfred Hitchcock. “Psycho” came out in 1960 and “The Birds” in 1963. “The Exorcist” came out in 1973, “The Omen” and “Carrie” came out in 1976. “Audrey Rose” came out in 1977 and “Amityville Horror” came out in 1979 along with the totally effed up film “The Brood.” The last fifteen minutes of that one will just totally kill your brain. But another one of my all-time favorites did not come out till 1980, which was Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.”
“Be gone, pain. I will have no more of thee.”
But ANWAYS, “Rosemary’s Baby” stars Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon, and the acting is pretty impeccable. Mia plays the main character- Rosemary Woodhouse. Her and her husband, who is a up and coming actor, move into a new apartment. They befriend a strange elderly couple upstairs and decide to start trying to have a baby. After she finds that she is indeed pregnant, weird things start happening and her husband starts getting bigger and better roles. Not only is it a totally creepy flick and it’s intention is to just freak you out a little, but it also symbolizes first-time mothers and the fear that comes with carrying something inside you that you do not know. I will NOT spoil anything, because I believe that everyone who is anyone should see this film. But when you do watch it, be sure to notice the scene when Rosemary and her husband have a holiday party. During the filming, divorce papers were sent from Mia Farrow’s husband, the late Frank Sinatra, to the set. She is actually crying during that scene! (What a douchebag!)
So please, please, PLEASE do us ALL a favor and see “Rosemary’s Baby.” It will change your life.