Top Horror Films – #27 – Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby
1968; directed by Roman Polanski; screenplay by Roman Polanski from the novel by Ira Levin

Brandi: One of the most frustrating circumstances a character in a horror film can face is not being able to get anyone to believe them. Another is not being able to get away from the thing that stalks them. Rosemary’s Baby is the absolute pinnacle of both of these situations: the evil growing inside her, the men around her dismissing every concern she raises as mere female hysteria. As a woman, it’s about the most terrifying situation I can envision. The film itself is an exercise in slow-building torment; the inevitability of the famous macabre ending is just as disconcerting with repeated viewings.

Team Rankings:
Jeremy – #5
Ed – #19
Brandi – #22


Brandi is one of those people who worries about kids these days not appreciating black and white films. She also admires great moments of subtlety, since she has no idea how to be subtle herself.

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