Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Appropriately for a movie about devil rape, this ep is rated R.

The Next 125 Project is our final choice in Scary Movie Month and it’s got us yapping about the big bad red guy for the 2nd week in a row. While Ruth Gordon’s Oscar-winning work feels a little silly now, Mia Farrow gives the performance of her life. Controversial writer/director Roman Polanski’s red-letter moments are worth the hype, but what about the movie as a whole (especially as a horror picture)? Enhh, we’ve got mixed feelings. And what’s with witches and devils always following rules & obeying contracts? That was a theme in this month’s horror flicks. We get into all that, but you gotta get into Sparkplug Coffee and win a 10% discount when you use our promo code “top100project”.

For The Record: Roman Castevet = Steven Marcato


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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1968 in film

1968 Academy Award winners & nominees

Ruth Gordon’s Oscar acceptance speech

Links to: Repulsion and 2001: A Space Odyssey and Chinatown and The Tenant and The Omen and Look What’s Happened To Rosemary’s Baby and The Pianist

YouTube links: Rosemary’s lullaby and Minnie gets to know Rosemary and the rape and Rosemary figures out Roman’s true name and “what have you done to its eyes?” and a mother’s gotta do what a mother’s gotta do

Previously on the Next 124 Project: The VVitch

November 5th on the Next 126 Project: Wag The Dog