A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.
Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse move into an apartment in an opulent but gothic building in Manhattan. Their landlord Edward "Hutch" Hutchins attempts to dissuade them from doing so: the building has an unsavory history. They discover that their neighbors are a very friendly elderly couple named Roman and Minnie Castevet, and Guy begins to spend a great deal of time with them. Strange things begin to happen: a young woman Rosemary meets in the laundry commits suicide, Rosemary has strange dreams and hears strange noises and Guy becomes remote and distant. Then Rosemary falls pregnant and begins to suspect that her neighbors have special plans for her child. Written by
In Son of Rosemary Andy (AKA Adrian) is not hideous and monstrous like he is in Rosemary's Baby. (In Rosemary's Baby he has demon eyes, or more specifically, "tiger eyes", as Ira Levin describes them in the book. There is a line or two in Son of Rosemary about him getting contacts or "using black magic " to normalize his eyes. Adrian/Andy is also described as having strange hands and feet, perhaps clubbed hands and feet or cloven hooves, like a goat or a stereotypical demon, in Rosemary's Baby. But this idea is not followed through in Son of Rosemary where his hands and feet are normal). He also denies being Satanic, saying he has rejected both Satan and the legacy of the Castavets; rebelling from his demonic past. He is now running a world organization for world peace and hunger called "God's Children" and is loved the world round, almost like Christ; infact everyone has buttons which say "I Heart Andy". But then in one scene he makes a pass at his own mother, which makes Rosemary think Andy is indeed evil. By the end of the book as he brings about Armageddon by unleashing a virus onto the world at the New Year's Millennium celebration, and when Satan himself, called Joseph in the book, then summons Rosemary to Hell, it's pretty clear Andy was always Satan incarnate, always acting on the Devil's orders. See more »
When Rosemary is in the laundry room with Terry, we hear the washer buzz and Rosemary throws a capful of softener into it. We hear the distinct sound of the liquid hitting an empty washer, when it is supposed to be full of clothes. See more »
I'm not sure about that but Rosemary's baby has got to be one of the best, if not the best, psychological supernatural thrillers ever made. The real test of a good movie(or one of them) is can it hold up to multiple viewings? In this case-oh yes.
I cannot even count how many times I have seen this. A good-really good-"scary movie" must have more then the ability to merely scare, it must have the ability to haunt. Rosemary's baby is a movie where certain scenes become etched in memory. Movie as good as book which is almost a non existent thing.
This is not a slow moving picture at all or at least I don't see it as one. What this movie does, as does another Levin creation, Stepford wives, is lure you in. There maybe moments that are not scary but as it goes on and you keep watching you start to get more and more creeped out-the atmosphere is what does it-even if someone were tuning in and didn't know this story already-the creepy feeling that something's very wrong is still there strongly from the beginning, strengthening in tone as you get deeper into the picture until by the end and the final few scenes your blown away.This is definitely more subtley and atmospherically creepy then a "boo" in your face scare fest like "scream". It is the type of movie you very rarely see anymore.
If anyone, by chance has NOT seen it they are missing someone-I don't recall seeing this in the IMDb top 250-while I'm not sure I'd put it in my top 10, I still think this maybe should be there, in IMDb'S top 250, it's been an influence on so many other movies and so few movies have been able to follow the movie's lead in the same well done way.
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