Director: Roman Polanski Run Time: 136 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1968
Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
The year is one! In the film that marked horror as being domesticated, Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby is the quintessential film about the devil. Set in 1960s New York and inside the infamous Dakota (known here as the Bramford), the dollish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and the devious Guy Woodhouse (John Cassavetes) battle it out as his desire to be a famous actor means the ultimate pact with Satan…offering his wife up to be the mother of the devil’s only living son.
Rosemary’s obsession with a growing concern for the safety of her baby from neighbors Minnie (oh Ruth Gordon how we love you) and Roman Castevet is validated when she discovers the horrific truth. He does, after all, have his father’s eyes.