Somehow I hadn't seen this until last weekend. I should not have waited this long, because this is a great film. Mia Farrow is great in this, and you really feel like you're in her shoes the whole way. Great cinematography as well. The shots down the hall of people on the phone are wonderful. You fell like the character, trying to peak around the corner and understand what is happening.
So that is all I can talk about without spoilers. Stop now if you haven't seen it.
If I had only seen half of this, I'd have been pretty disappointed. Some of the acting is bad, plot holes are jumping out, the story arc is predictable, etc. And then I get to the end and every single thing leading to this was perfect.
That bad acting was bad acting by the character, not the actor. You realize that everyone around her that is in on the Satanism is faking what they want Rosemary to think. The people not in on this are acting well. Her friends comfort her and seem real because they actually tell her the truth of what they think.
I love the fact that when you're going through it, you're wondering if she is crazy or if this is real. I wasn't sure how it would end, but close to the last scene I thought she'd grab that antichrist and dive out a window. I suppose that is still a possibility, but the film just cuts out beforehand. Instead of deciding for you, it is up to the viewer to predict what side she's on going forward.
I thought I'd give a 4.5 at first, but then the more I thought the more I realized that I really wanted to watch again to learn more about everything. That is absolutely a 5.
I done been hearing about this devil baby demon seed movie since I was a young-un. Heck I was afraid to watch it till now, but I tell ya all this thing wasn’t no more scarier than a night in the outhouse in August after eating a mess of grandma’s greasy taters, if you know what I mean. I tell you I know it was writ back before all the fancy pants special effects & what not, but come on. We never even got to see the dang old baby. I can’t figure that out I mean it’s a movie about a devil demon baby monster thing & we never get to see the devil demon baby monster thing. I want to see the devil demon baby monster thing! Even if it’s just some kind of mutated claw, like in Alien where something sticks out a dripping with gooey oozey smoozy stuff all eating through the floor like some kind of creepy extraterrestrial acid blood stuff. That would be super cool & stuff, but no. All we got was old acting from old people doing an old movie, it was all just too, well, OLD. It was a pretty good story & stuff, so I guess that’s not too bad.
That’s about it.
Good at growing tension and making you uneasy/creeped out, but damn that hail satan ending was shit. It would have been great if she was just a crazy bitch and they were all normal folks trying to help her.