1968   USA Rosemary's Baby
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Director:Roman Polanski
Writer:Ira Levin, Roman Polanski
IMDb Rating:8.0 (64,882 votes)
Awards:Won Oscar. Another 11 wins & 9 nominations
Duration:134 min
Roman Polanski  ...  (Director)
Ira Levin, Roman Polanski  ...  (Writer)
Mia Farrow  ...  Rosemary Woodhouse
John Cassavetes  ...  Guy Woodhouse
Ruth Gordon  ...  Minnie Castevet
Sidney Blackmer  ...  Roman Castevet
Maurice Evans  ...  Edward 'Hutch' Hutchins
Ralph Bellamy  ...  Dr. Abraham Sapirstein
Victoria Vetri  ...  Terry Gionoffrio
Patsy Kelly  ...  Laura-Louise McBirney
Elisha Cook Jr.  ...  Mr. Nicklas
Emmaline Henry  ...  Elise Dunstan
Charles Grodin  ...  Dr. C.C. Hill
Hanna Landy  ...  Grace Cardiff
Phil Leeds  ...  Dr. Shand (as Philip Leeds)
D'Urville Martin  ...  Diego
Hope Summers  ...  Mrs. Gilmore
William A. Fraker  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Pray for Rosemary's Baby

Summary: Psychological terrorism and supernatural horror have rarely been dramatized as effectively as in this classic 1968 thriller, masterfully adapted and directed by Roman Polanski from the chilling novel by Ira Levin. Rosemary (Mia Farrow) is a young, trusting housewife in New York whose actor husband (John Cassavetes), unbeknownst to her, has literally made a deal with the devil. In the thrall of a witches' coven headquartered in their apartment building, the young husband arranges to have his wife impregnated by Satan in exchange for success in a Broadway play. To Rosemary, the pregnancy seems like a normal and happy one--that is, until she grows increasingly suspicious of her neighbors' evil influence. Polanski establishes this seemingly benevolent situation and then introduces each fiendish little detail with such unsettling subtlety that the film escalates to a palpable level of dread and paranoia. By the time Rosemary discovers that her infant son "has his father's eyes" ... well, let's just say the urge to scream along with her is unbearably intense! One of the few modern horror films that can claim to be genuinely terrifying, Rosemary's Baby is an unforgettable movie experience, guaranteed to send chills up your spine. --Jeff Shannon

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