Directed by Roman Polanski
I often talk about how much I love horror films, often to strangers I have just met, much to their chagrin. Movies just don't get more visual, more interactive, and more memorable than when blood is spurting everywhere. Well, the blood is optional but you get the point.
Rosemary's Baby is one of the best horror films I have ever seen. It is certainly not the scariest (although the last scene always gave me the creeps; what you don't see always scares me more than what you do see), but it is a really thrilling ride.
Rosemary and her husband Guy move into a new apartment which even beats Rear Window for the Creepiest Neighbors Award. They decide to have a baby but the conception...well, let's just say it is grounds for divorce. Slowly (a little too slowly sometimes), Rosemary realizes that something is wrong.
The most vulnerable beings I can think of are infants and pregnant women. Both of these things are in danger throughout the entire film. Additionally, I have a great support system, and I can't think of anything more terrifying than realizing I can't trust anyone.
I am not saying this is the best film but it is definitely worth a watch, particularly if you are interested in studying the development of the horror genre.
Mia Farrow was served divorce papers on set.
Mia Farrow actually ate real raw liver for the film.
Said to be an extremely faithful adaptation of the book.