StevenKerry's Rating of Rosemary's Baby

Steven's Review of Rosemary's Baby

3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby(1968)

Much as I loved horror films when younger, I avoided this film until now. I have to admit I suffer from a case of "Mia-don't-a-like-a-Mia-Farrow" much, despite her talent at playing 'fragile and neurotic' well.That leaves Cassavetes with his trademark darting eyes, a demented Ruth Gordon (insufferable, as the role required), and a rather annoying soundtrack with lots of icky lullabys and drugged out instrumental touches. It's considered a horror classic and probably is; it was mostly hoky and poky to me, and speaking of poky, it sure takes a long time to get to Baby Beelzebub, who would've gotten the special effects treatment were this made today. Not my bowl of soup, green pea or otherwise..