Rosemary's Baby


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Rosemary's Baby (movie)

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

1968 movie produced by William Castle and directed by Roman Polanski. It starred Mia Farrow as Rosemary Woodhouse, John Cassavetes as her husband Guy, Sidney Blackmer as neighbor Roman Castavet, and Ruth Gordon as his wife Minnie. The two couples are neighbors in a New York City apartment building. The elderly Castavets seem very eccentric but spend a lot of time with the younger couple. Guy lands a leading role in a Broadway production, and shortly thereafter, Rosemary finds she is pregnant. Rosemary is concerned because Minnie has been forcing her homemade chocolate mousse on her, and she feels it was responsible for a nightmare she had about being raped by a beast.

Guy grows closer to the older couple while Rosemary seems more and more isolated. Eventually it is revealed that the Castavets are Satanists (incorrectly termed "witches" in both the movie and the Ira Levin book on which it was based). Rosemary is told that her child died at birth, but she suspects it has been taken by the Castavets. When she hears the baby's cries during the night, she invades her neighbors' apartment to find all the "witches," including her husband, there with the child. She learns that the baby she had was fathered by the Devil; her nightmare was reality. Her husband's success was directly related to her production of the Satanic Messiah.

Rosemary’s baby

through witchcraft, child born with horns and tail. [Am. Lit.: Rosemary’s Baby]
References in periodicals archive ?
The Beatles in 1968 At the cinema, popular movies included 2001, A Space Odyssey; Rosemary's Baby; The Thomas Crown Affair; and Planet of the Apes.
CARBONDALE -- Fifty years ago, "Rosemary's Baby" was lauded by audiences and critics, and it remains an all-time great horror film.
With echoes of 1968 classic Rosemary's Baby, this is an extraordinarily stylish and self-assured debut by director Ari Aster, who seems to want to punish more than entertain us.
DISTURBING: Echoes of Rosemary's Baby With echoes of 1968 classic Rosemary's Baby, this is an extraordinarily stylish and self-assured debut by director Ari Aster, who seems to want to punish more than entertain us.
He's not interested at all but I love it, my favourites being The Shining, Rosemary's Baby and The Blair Witch Project.
Elsewhere Rosemary's Baby, starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes, was terrifying cinema audiences with the publicity campaign urging: "Pray For Rosemary's Baby." Mia ate raw liver for one scene in director Roman Polanski's first American movie and Ira Levin, who wrote the original bestselling novel the film was based on, dedicated the follow-up book, Son Of Rosemary to the actress.
| Putting us all off motherhood - Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby Kate Collins, 19, Wirral Horror film heroines don't come more iconic than Mia Farrow's Rosemary.
According to a statement by Archie Comics, the series' horror aspects will be in the same vein as in classics 'The Exorcist' and 'Rosemary's Baby'.
Roman Polanski, the director behind films like Rosemary's Baby and The Pianist , will still face trial, an LA judge has decided.
If "Rosemary's Baby" on a 40-foot screen had terrified Gleiberman rather than fascinated him, he might not be coming aboard this week as the magazine's film critic.
It's "Rosemary's Baby" meets "Mary Poppins" in the Opal Center's fifth annual Halloween mash-up, "Rosemary Poppins' Baby." Expectant parents Bert and Rosemary Poppins love their new apartment, but their witchy neighbors?
Moreau, The Invisible Man, The Edge of Running Water, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Werewolf of Paris, The Turn of the Screw, oThe Birds,o The Haunting of Hill House, Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, Ritual, Carrie, and The Shining.