9. Rosemary’s Baby (1968):
Rosemary’s baby is a classic twisted horror tale that plays on the psyche of the viewer rather than using gory visual effects to leave a mark! Much of the fear that this movie evokes is psychological and that is the worst kind of fear. The fear of what if…
The movie tells the story of a young married couple, Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband, Guy Woodhouse (John Cassavetes) who move into a lovely apartment in New York. The next door neighbours Roman (Sidney Blackmer) and Minnie Castavet (Ruth Gordon in an Oscar-winning performance) befriend the young couple and Rosemary starts to notice that these neighbours are way more friendly than needed. Shortly after a woman commits suicide in the building, Rosemary starts to get disturbing and violent dreams. She discovers that she is pregnant and falls seriously ill and soon finds out that her overtly caring neighbours are infact members of a witches’ coven. Who are these neighbours? Who is this baby who they seem to care so much about?
Lets face it, any director who can take the idea of something as pure as motherhood and transform that into a **spine-chilling tale **deserves an applause! Roman Polanski has created a classic masterpiece that I promise will leave you seriously affected!