A young couple named
Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and Guy (John
Cassavates) move into a new apartment
which is supposed to be their dream home
for their new unborn child but however
they have many nosey neighbors mainly an
elderly couple named Roman (Sidney
Blackmer) and Minnie (Ruth Gordon) in
which Guy seems to spend alot of time
with them and Minnie always offers them
her secret recipe on chocolate mousse.
She seems to have strange dreams after
eating some mousse as the whole house is
involved as a satanic cult and have plans
for her unborn child. To top it all off
she meets one of the neighbors while
doing her laundry who dies a mysterious
death by jumping off the building.
When Rosemary gets more pregnant she
doesn't feel herself at all and is
getting more sick. She also fears for her
unborn child since her residents as well
as her husband isn't who she thinks they
There's a nice scene with a landlord of the building
Mr. Nicklas showing both Rosemary and Guy around as their
conversations seemed believably full of
life with one another.
We have a funny moment between Guy and Rosmemary by taking off their
clothes lying on their room floor.
A good setting with some locals outside after
experiencing a suicide that happened
which gives the film a nice effect that
this is definetely a supernatural horror
We have a nice moment with Minnie nagging at her husband Roman during a dinner visit with Rosemary and Guy which looked like
a realistic neighbor friendly get
There's a good shot on Rosemary falling asleep on a bed along with a good
shot on Guy looking over
and grinning devilishly.
We also spot some nice fantasy moments
with Rosemary near an ocean as
well as residents of the building watching over
her naked doing a cult ceremony which is
extremely effective. Alot of this was well focused and made the movie truly twisted by all that was going on.
During this moment there's nice shots on
a demons hand touching Rosemary as
well as a good evil face shot along with her looking paranoid and freaking
Nice moments with her looking sick at times and being depressed
about her pregnancy.
An effective moment when Rosemary argues with Guy about reading a book on witchcraft
fearing for her baby and where they're
living demanding that they leave with him
acting stubborn about it all. This was a nice moment in the story which makes it more entertaining that these friendly neighbors aren't who they seem to be living in the building.
There's a perfect moment with Rosemary showing her emotions in a psychiatrist
office with the shrink listening and showing no expression.
There's a good intimidating moment with
Dr. Abraham Sapirstein standing
over Rosemary and demanding her to return to
her suite with her husband.
A nice suspenseful moment with Rosemary running away from everyone in
her building and locking her door which
makes you wonder if she will be safe.
Nice shots on some of the supporting characters
including Abraham creeping up to Rosemary trying to act friendly
towards her. Intense moment with Rosemary when she is grabbed
and held down to a bed along with a nice
shot on Abraham preparing a
needle to sedate her.
A perfect shot on Rosemary waking
up in bed again along with Guy looking over her as well as her freaking
out again after the news that she lost
The near ending looked genuinely twisted when Rosemary enters a room and people are celebrating the life of Satan as well as going towards the cradle to look at her son plus good one liners coming from Roman Castevet shouting that God is dead. All of this offered great horror timing on who these residents really were.
Bottom line is that this is a perfect
supernatural horror flick that well liked
by the same viewers who enjoyed The
Exorcist and the Omen. It seems like a straight mysterious dark
drama but the horror is in there for
sure. I mean imagine all these descent
looking elderly and middle aged people
that seem harmless but they're all devil
worshippers. That is true horror my
friends. The story is very solid and well
performed with some good fantasy moments
and shocks too.
However, some might not find too much of
the horror in it so it may disappoint you
but if you like the mystery behind all
these deceiving residents like me then
you'll love it. This film inspired another flick that was
made in 1976 titled The Sentinel which
was based after a novel too and nowhere
near as effective or well known.
The acting is
terrifically performed by everyone
including Mia Farrow (Rosemary
Woodhouse) with her
sensitivity and emotions showing every
ounce of energy to her part in the film.
She really stood out terrifically well to
her part in it. Does well acting drugged
after eating some chocolate mousse by
tripping over and falling down. Does well arguing with her onscreen husband about reading a book on witchcraft
fearing for her baby and where they're
living demanding that they leave. Does a good job acting
nervous talking on a pay phone to a
doctor scared that someone will evesdrop
outside. She is great
screaming intensely when she is grabbed
and held down to a bed during another part of the story. Does well when she is holding
a knife and entering a guest room. She was terrific with her wide eyed
expressions after seeing what her baby
looks like and freaking out.
John Cassavates (Guy Woodhouse) is also good playing
a stage actor and a deceivingly caring
husband in the film but he pulls it off
well that there's something about him
that is a little not right.
Ruth Gordon (Minnie Castevet) was a true character
actress as a nosey neighbor with a great
bubbly attitude nagging attitude too. She
really seemed harmless in the film which
is shocking till you find out her beliefs
during the end of the film along with
everyone else. She was a natural ham within all that she did here.
Ralph Bellamy (Dr. Abraham Sapirstein) really came across
perfectly as an intimidating doctor and
had the perfect scary looks too.
Supporting actress Patsy Kelly (Laura-Louise McBirney) really got on my nerves as she portrayed
a perfect bitchy resident at the suite.
Elisha Cook Jr. (Mr. Nicklas) had the perfect
attitude as a landlord of the suite
portraying a niceness to his role as
exposes her breasts and butt during a
cult ceremony sequence where she thinks
that she's dreaming.
A bloodied head while
someone committed suicide on some cement.
Terrific classical music
composed by Krzysztof Komeda with
some unique harp type playing when we
hear the theme song with the la la la
singing during the opening and end of the
film. There's also bizarre sounding music too
for the film which suits many spots in