Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

5 / 5
Tagline: Pray for Rosemary's Baby
Directed By: Roman Polanski
Written By: Ira Levin, Roman Polanski
Actors Include: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Length: 136 minutes
Banned: nope
Country: USA

This isn't filled with blood and guts and if high octane horror is the only thing for you than this will disappoint you. However, the situation in this is so horrific I mean perhaps just the thought of everyone plotting against you, it's a paranoiac's dream! This does move quite slowly, but this story's horror is the actual story and the reward is great for those willing to watch this. The uneasy feeling this film has really makes it an easy watch even though a lot doesn't happen until quite a ways into the film. The story is of course about a pregnant young woman (Mia Farrow) and her husband. They move into this new building, and poor Mia is being bothered by some really strange and weird neighbors. It wouldn't be so bad except that her husband actually seems taken with these strangers. What secrets could they be hiding? If you don't know, I'm not going to tell you, but even if you do know this is well worth watching as one of the most atmospheric horror films in existence, and I don't believe it's lost any of it's impact over time. There is a reason people still mention this as one of the best horror films of all the time after all!

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