Why to Watch - Rosemary's Baby

In 1958 this movie completely freaked people out and honestly it probably still holds up. I’ll let you decide.



Rosemary's Baby Drama, Horror | 137min | June 12, 1968 (Canada) 8.0
Director: Roman PolanskiWriter: Ira Levin, Roman PolanskiStars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth GordonSummary: Desirous of starting a family, the young Catholic housewife, Rosemary Woodhouse, and her struggling actor husband, Guy, move into the Bramford: New York's iconic building that brims with unpleasant stories of obscure dwellers and ghastly occurrences. Before long, the young couple is befriended by their somehow eccentric next-door neighbours, Roman and Minnie Castevet, and, shortly after, Rosemary gets pregnant. However, little by little--as the inexperienced mother becomes systematically cut off from her circle and friends--alarming hints of a sinister and well-planned conspiracy begin to emerge, enfolding timid Rosemary in a shroud of suspicion and mental agony. In the end, why is everyone so conveniently eager to help? Furthermore, why is Guy allowing it? —Nick Riganas


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