Chris Pirri’s Top 30 Horror Movies: #8 Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
It’s October and that means Halloween is almost here. In honor of my favorite holiday of the year I give to you my top thirty horror movies. Now some of these films might be on every list, but some might not. I might even have a film or two that you have never heard of. Just remember this is my top thirty. In other words these films made me cringe or just sent chills up my spine. So with no further ado here is my list.
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Directed By: Roman Polanski
Rosemary’s Baby is a movie that will have you thinking. No evil monsters running around with large knives. Not even any blood or gore. This movie opens up your eyes and brain and let’s you decide what you are seeing. Is it weird? Yes with Roman Polanski directing would you expect anything less. He has always made some great films, but boy he is missing the normal gene in his DNA.
We meet Rosemary and her husband as they are moving into an apartment building in Manhattan. The building has an old creepy feeling to it that just does not seem right.
Even the landlord try’s to talk the couple out of taking the apartment. He says it does not have a great history to it. Rosemary’s husband Guy then starts a friendship with an older couple and starts to spend a lot of free time with them. Rosemary then has a very bizarre and vivid dream of making love to a creature that might just happen to be a demon. She awakes later with scratches all over her body.
Rosemary is now pregnant and having strange occurrences happen all around her and her husband. She starts to crave raw meat and chicken liver. Is Rosemary having a baby that was conceived by Satan himself? Or is Rosemary just slowly starting to go insane?
Mia Farrow was made for this role. She has a very creepy and just an awkward look already to her. This movie will play on your mind like a Hitchcock film. It’s that psychological horror that makes you feel out of place and questioning your sanity. With a storyline about Satan and witchcraft this movie deserves to be in everyone’s top ten horror movies.
[vsw id=”D0mcbEAP_yA” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]