June 12, 1968 in US cinemas: ‘Rosemary’s Baby’

“Pray for Rosemary’s Baby”

Rosemarys_Baby-1968Rosemary’s Baby is an American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin (who wrote A Kiss Before Dying, which was made into a film of the same name and released this day 12 years previously). The cast features Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Ralph Bellamy, Maurice Evans, Sidney Blackmer, and Charles Grodin. The film chronicles the story of a pregnant woman who suspects that she is being used by an evil cult to bear the spawn of the devil in an effort to bring about Satan’s reign on Earth.

Rosemary’s Baby earned almost universal acclaim from film critics and won numerous nominations and awards. In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” [Wikipedia]Cinema-US-06-12-1968

A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. [IMDB]

Watch the trailer on the ParamountmoviesUK YouTube Channel.

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