Rosemary’s Baby (1968) – Movie Review

So I have to say it, there is something about the older horror movies, where they just seem to always hit it on the nose just perfectly!

What I mean by this is that, the music they do, there is something truly creepy in it’s simplicity… And yet, if you didn’t know that this music was for a horror movie… It would actually be rather sweet, kind and gentle music!

The reason that I mention all of this is because, Rosemary’s Baby (1968) happens to be one of those films that has an amazingly eery soundtrack, and is one of the reasons that I thought that I would review this film!

Written & Directed by: Roman Polanski (The Fearless Vampire Killers) and based on the novel by Ira Levin (The Stepford Wives).

“What have you done to him? What have you done to his eyes, you maniacs!” – Rosemary Woodhouse (A quote by Mia Farrow from the movie, Rosemary’s Baby (1968).)

This amazingly eery film tells the story of the, ‘Woodhouses’ a fairly well off family that move in to an Apartment building that is known to have rather unusual things occur there.  Strange occurrences and the like!

Now Rosemary Woodhouse (Played by: Mia Farrow) and Guy Woodhouse (Played by John Cassevettes) are pretty ok with it… At first everything seems to be fine… They just seem to have some rather strange neighbors… But nothing to really worry about… That is until the strange occurrences really start to occur!

But when Rosemary becomes mysteriously pregnant, and the strange stuff becomes overwhelming…  And the closer and closer to her due date that she gets to, the more and more scared she gets as to what she is actually carrying inside of her!

In the end, this movie is a ton of fun… Great talent, great special effects, and a brilliant story… But honestly I think what I like most about this movie is the music! I know that probably sounds pretty odd for a movie… But there was something about the music for this movie that fit to perfectly!

Anyway, with all due seriousness though, if you haven’t seen this one yet… I highly recommend doing so, I enjoyed it, and I think you might find you enjoy it as well!