Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby ★★★★★

All of them witches.

Perhaps the pinnacle of the paranoia horror of the 60s/70s (though The Thing is up there too). A film that is so deeply entrenched in the second Red Scare that it is difficult to extricate it from its decade, but also a film whose themes of the fear of motherhood, anxiety surrounding birth trauma and the perceptions of one's community remain universal near a half-century on. Watching this in a pitch black room alone late at night cemented the true gnawing terror that this film instills. Also, maybe some of the best performances in a horror film (or just in film in general).

Rosemary's Baby is still a 5/5 and, like Days of Heaven yesterday, this re-watch has made this film creep up the favorites list.

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