Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Before I get into the heart of this review, I just need to get this off my chest. Rosemary’s Baby was absolute garbage.

I understand horror movies differ today from 40 years ago but come on people. There is nothing scary about this movie at all. If it was terrifying, horrific even, I would have been interested. Instead, this two-hour movie is a snoozefest that just showcases people talking, sitting and talking, and walking and talking. It was so lame.

Whoever considered this one of the scariest movies of all-time has to be a bit off their rocker. I understand that the “events” of the film can be traumatic, but I’ve been spoiled in my life with so much better horror material.

Mia Farrow carries the story from start to finish, even though she’s seen as crazy for about 35 minutes of it. The rest of the time, she follows bad advice, gets walked on by her husband, and lied to by her doctor. It’s one mess after another and she stumbles through it all.

For many years I have been told by many people that this movie was phenomenal or so terrifying that they wouldn’t dare watch it. As I said before, those extremes are exaggerated. This movie was not scary and won’t alter your perspective on religion or the devil. For those of you who are fans of the film, I don’t know what you see in this classic. 1/10


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