Rosemarys Baby (Classic Halloween)

Roman Polanski, US, 1968

Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon Rated 18 Run time 137 mins

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Every bit of acclaim that Rosemary’s Baby has earned is totally deserved. Fantastic acting, particularly from Mia Farrow as Rosemary, as her fragility makes her the ideal target for terror. She goes from obliviousness to suspicion to fear to near-madness without showing a seam, and we as the audience are with her all the way. Unnerving is the proper adjective for the entire movie.  Unnerving, eerie, and penetratingly frightening in a very subtle manner. Described as the best big-budget horror movie of all time, this is perfect viewing for Halloween.

96% – Rotten Tomatoes

8 / 10 – IMDB

“Ruth Gordon and Sidney Blackmer play Minnie and Roman Castavet, the nosy neighbours from hell. Gordon won a best supporting actress Oscar, the only Academy Award for a horror movie until 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs.”

“The film works on multiple levels – as a supernatural thriller (though explicit paranormal elements are limited to a hallucinatory dream sequence and the final shot of the baby’s eyes), as a psychological thriller about a paranoid pregnant woman who imagines herself at the centre of a conspiracy, and as the last word in marital betrayal”

Rosemary’s Baby: No 2 best horror film of all time – The Guardian