Rosemary's Baby movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DOES ROSEMARY’S BABY HIT THE TARGET IN PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR?
Not only is it entertaining and gripping, but Rosemary’s Baby is definitely one of the best psychological horror films for teens. This classic is brilliant, but contains some mature content. The cast is also great.
When a couple move into an apartment building, the wife is shortly able to get pregnant. However, their strange neighbours have sinister plans for her baby.
Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Angela Dorian, Clay Tanner
Writer: Roman Polanski
Release Date: 12 June 1968
Runtime: 137 minutes/2h 17m
Genre: Drama, Horror
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains horror themes of satanic rituals, the aftermath of a suicide and occasional disturbing scenes that are moderate in impact.
The film contains depictions of sexual violence in the form of brief rape scenes.
The film contains uses of “hell” and “damn”, in addition to infrequent use of the words “bitch” and “s**t”.
There are infrequent and very mild references to drugs.
The film contains depictions of female breasts and buttocks nudity, as well as a brief depiction of artistic male full frontal nudity.
The film contains brief sexualised violence and several references to sex.
R (for an unknown reasoning)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Polanski’s unhurried style and Farrow’s perfect portrayal is definitely what creates a slow-crafting sense of psychological eeriness. But without these appreciable elements and how well-presented the entire story is, it would be a slow horror film not worth your time.
Thankfully, Rosemary’s Baby is such an amazingly-built film. And thanks to its crafting, it’s an extremely unsettling classic that you could view several times without becoming exhausted of it. The entire, and seriously, the whole entire cast’s performances blend incredibly with the plot. Mia Farrow’s lead character is simply just classic. If you’ve found this in some sort of ‘psychological horror movies’ catalogue, you won’t be surprised why it must surely be placed at the top.
Truly haunting! Every horror-drama sort of fan must receive the fright of the moving story here at least once in their time without any questions or “buts”. Dissimilar to most horror bores being generated today, bloody gore and reliance on violence isn’t present here, and just requires excellent performances to terrify a viewer. Luckily, it truly, truly, truly does just that.
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