Rosemary’s Baby (1968): Pregnancy is tough!

What is it about?

A young couple (Rosemary and Guy) moves into a new apartment and almost immediately get befriended by an older couple living next door. Strange things begin to happen and Rosemary starts having some really creepy dreams. Sex with a demon and everything.

Soon, Rosemary gets pregnant and even weirder things start to occur. It seems that their neighbors have a strange group of friends and they all have sinister plans for Rosemary’s baby.

Who should watch it?

  • Should I watch it with my kid(s)?

No, not really. It’s not a gorefest, nor does it have cool special effects (It’s almost 50 years old.) so I doubt it would be interesting to teenagers. It requires a certain maturity to be appreciated.

  • Is it good to watch on a date?

No, not really. It’s way to somber and grim for it to be a good date movie.

  • For what age and gender is it intended?

Anyone above 16 could find this movie interesting but I’m guessing that older people will appreciate it more.

Women who want to get pregnant or are already pregnant should not watch it. They might reconsider having a baby after seeing this movie. And we need babies!

What can I expect from this movie?

  • Will I get scared?

It’s more unsettling than it is scary. It is highly sophisticated, almost without any gory scene. Not a good choice if you are looking for blood and entrails.

  • Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?

Nope. It’s too gloomy.

  • Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?

No. It’s rather easy to follow.

  • Will I learn anything from this movie?

Yeah. If an elderly couple next door wants to befriend you, just say no.

  • Is it based on a book?

Yes. It’s based on Ira Levin’s book “R0semary’s Baby”.

  • Is this movie a must-see?

This movie is a classic and as such should be seen by everyone at least once.

Similar movies like “Rosemary’s Baby”?

If you are looking for a similar atmosphere, you might want to go with The ShiningThe Babadook , Orphan, and The Others.

If you are looking for another movie based on Ira Levin’s book, you might want to check The Stepford Wives (1975).

Judgment time!

Even after all these years, “Rosemary’s Baby” doesn’t lose its captivating power. Based on a book by Ira Levine, this movie delivers a lot of suspense and drama. It might not be what most of the horror fans are looking for nowadays, but it can certainly provide a decent horror experience. I give it 8/10.



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