All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Pray for Rosemary's Baby
A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
First watch of Hoop-Tober 2.0 | five films from before 1970 (first of five). Rosemary and Guy, a young couple planning to have three children in the foreseeable future, move into a new apartment, infamous for its history of housing some of New York’s most frightening horrors. As soon as Rosemary gets pregnant she begins to increasingly suspect her nosy neighbours to plan to inflict harm upon her unborn baby. Telling you more about the plot would be a sin! I went into this without knowing anything about it, except for the critical acclaim, and was surprised big time again and again by the twisty plot and the haunting atmosphere that kicks in directly after one very, very peculiar scene.…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Roman Polanski’s American debut is a masterfully crafted psychological horror full of portentous dread, palpable paranoia and a queasy atmosphere. Rather than relying on cheap jump scares and graphic horror it is a film that worms its way into your subconscious as its insidious terror takes hold. Although very much a story for and about its times there is an ageless quality to the film’s creeping and unstoppable evil.
Based on Ira Levin’s novel, Rosemary’s Baby tells the story of a paranoid young mother-to-be who believes her interfering elderly neighbours are the head of a coven of witches with nefarious intentions for her unborn child. It is a film loaded with subtext as it explores the divide between generations and…
Roman Polanski's first American feature is a masterwork of outstanding direction, polished screenplay & stellar performances that may lean towards the supernatural in small doses but what truly makes it an enduring masterpiece of its genre is the seamless manner in which it employs the psychological elements of horror filmmaking into its premise by creating a chilling sense of dread, paranoia & suspense over the course of its runtime.
Based on the novel of the same name, the story of Rosemary's Baby takes place in the year of 1966 and concerns a young couple; struggling actor Guy Woodhouse & his lovely wife Rosemary, who move into a notorious apartment building in New York and are gleefully greeted by their elderly but eccentric neighbours.…
Not Quite Hoop-Tober: Day 27
I'm really at a loss for words to describe how much I love Rosemary's Baby. I always hate when writers say that because it feels supremely disingenuous, but I genuinely don't know how to properly express my appreciation for this wonderful film. I could harp on the standard beats I usually go through: its cinematography is dizzying in its precision, Rosemary's character and Mia Farrow's performance are daunting in both their depth and complexity, and the way it presents fear of faith (in yourself and those around you) is as haunting as it is mesmerizing. But this isn't really what makes the movie great.
Sure, I could read it as an exploration of the horrors…
It's 95 degrees outside; people are dying of the heat. But somewhere a baby is crying. Dressed in a white gown and blue robes, Rosemary recalls the Virgin Mary, as she walks through the linen-closet-cum-gates-of-hell to meet her child for the first time, knife poised in hand.
We all know who this baby is - that baby with the red eyes who she finally, gently, rocks in its pitch black bassinet with a subverted cross mobile.
Polanski leads us to this creepy, disturbing and - let's be honest - rather hilarious resolution with skill and subtlety, and so we, too, accept it, just as Rosemary accepts her "off"spring.
This is a story of love gone bad, of the classic swarthy…
Awful things happen in every apartment house.
Rosemary's Baby is but one of a multitude of older films that I have no idea if I've ever watched from beginning to end. If I did, chances are it was on television before cable was showing uncut films... so really that shouldn't count anyways. So for those reasons I'm not logging it as a rewatch, even though it seemed like I knew every single beat (surprisingly) of the film.
After this viewing I think it's my favorite Roman Polanski film. Based on Ira Levin's novel of the same name, the film is an exercise in filmmaking perfection. Watching it now especially, it feels like a breath of fresh air in…
This movie is beyond creepy, with a haunting soundtrack and incredible direction. Very sp00py.
One of my all time favorites. It manages to do so much while at the same time showing us very little. Instead of going for scares, the film does a great job of putting the audience inside of Rosemary's head and as a result you really do connect with her and share her paranoia. Everyone seems shifty, you're not really sure who can be trusted, and even by the end of it, you're left wondering what's real and what isn't.
I love this film.
well that escalated quickly
Probably my tenth viewing. Still the GOAT.
Wow. Just wow. Psychological horror is tricky because unlike 'conventional' horror that relies on things that go 'bump' in the night, it has to rely on the atmosphere to convey its message. Atmosphere (and/or mood) is not necessarily easy to pin down so when the film is able to hit its mark, you have to acknowledge a job well-done.
Rosemary's Baby moves slow but there is so much going on all the time. I came out of the movie feeling like I had just binge-watched an entire miniseries, in a good way. That's a great feeling because it leaves you with the impression that you've gotten everything you could ever want from the movie and nothing was wasted. The story…
This one has eluded me for years and I'm glad I saw it. I wouldn't call it a straight horror movie, more of like a paranoid movie. I think I knew what was coming all along but that didn't stop be from being along for the ride every step of the way while Rosemary put everything together.
Watched for Hoop-tober 2015
A deeply mortifying build-up to a deranged, albeit inevitable third act. It's very well directed and acted- Mia Farrow is outstanding and it's a shame that she didn't at least get a nod at the Oscars that year- as the paranoia builds. It's very slow-paced, which makes the foreshadowing far more blatant than subtle because you're really looking for it. Even if you don't know the twist, it's impossible not to get ahead of it, and Rosemary herself.
Creepy, claustrophobic, and full of nice-looking people, props, and sets. But dang, I forgot how depressing it is.
My second Roman Polanski film. omg i cant believe they made this in the 60s, this is beyond the par of modern thriller/psycho/horror film. love this from the start til end
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!