Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby ★★★★★

Masterpiece of the macabre, Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" is a chilling embodiment of paranoia. Farrow gives a committed turn as a woman who may have inadvertently become impregnated by the spawn of Satan, Polanski creating a nice contrast between the unusual and the ordinary with an average New York and some searingly disturbing imagery. Dream sequences and demonic sex are all played subtly and with disturbing confidence, the climax even managing to derive some dark, miserable laughs from proceedings. A horror classic and essential viewing for those studying questionable narrators in both movies and screenwriting.