• Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Rosemary's Baby

Release Date: June 12th, 1968

DVD Release Date: October 3rd, 2000

R |2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

A young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband Guy (John Cassavetes) move to a New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet (Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon). When Rosemary becomes pregnant she becomes increasingly isolated, and the diabolical truth is revealed only after Rosemary gives birth.

Cast: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Elisha Cook Jr., Patsy Kelly

Director: Roman Polanski

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1960s, Temptation, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Eric HendersonSlant Magazine

    Rosemary’s Baby is one of horror cinema’s all-time slow burns, drawing viewers gradually into entertaining the possibility that the movie’s series of strange coincidences and accumulating sense of dread are only subjective representations of Rosemary’s unraveling mental state. show more

  • 100
    The Guardian

    This is horror rooted not in misty Carpathian castles, but in recognisable modern life, with the satanists depicted not as outlandish fiends but the sort of everyday folk you might encounter on any urban street. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The brilliance of the film comes more from Polanski's direction, and from a series of genuinely inspired performances, than from the original story. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)