Thursday, October 25, 2012

Night 25 of the Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween

Welcome to night 25 of the second annual Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween. Make sure to stop by our Giveaway Post and enter to win a goodie bag full of frightfully good treats from 12 different shops! Tonight we have the next movie review off our Halloween Movie List. Follow along for an extra 25 entries in the giveaway. But first lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

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Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween Movie List.
Follow along with us for a month full of classic and fun spooky movies. Each night there will be a movie review of the next movie on our Halloween Movie List. Leave a comment on each post with your opinion of that movie. On the last day you will find the magic phrase you will use to unlock the entry worth 25 entries in the giveaway. You must comment on each post.

Night 25 - Rosemary's Baby

Tagline - Pray for Rosemary's Baby

Roman Polanski directed this film adaptation of Ira Levin's bestselling horror novel. Released on June 12 1968 by Paramount Studios. Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her not-so-successful actor husband, Guy (John Cassavetes), move into a Gothic apartment building in New York called The Bramford. Of course, they were told of The Bramford's reputation for odd going-ons but they happily ignore it. After an unfortunate "accident" happens their neighbors, Roman and Minnie Castevet (Sidney Blackmer and Ruth Gordon), soon invade their lives. After Guy starts spending far too much time with the Castevets he begins to land acting roles. When Rosemary becomes pregnant she starts to become suspicious of her surroundings and the people who inhabit it.

Everything works here. The mood is one of uneasiness and paranoia as we watch Rosemary fall deeper and deeper into the world of The Bramford. Mia Farrow does such a great job that you can't help but feel everything she's feeling right along with her. Adding to the look of the film are the colorful outfits and home decor of the era. A great treat.

Take a look at the original trailer

Some trivia about the movie
1. The building used for The Bramford is the famous Dakota building in New York City. Many will remember it as the place John Lennon was living and was shot in front of.
2. Vidal Sassoon created the now famous "Pixie" cut for Mia Farrow to wear in the movie.
3. William Castle (famously know for his low budget movies such as "House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler and I Saw What You Did") owned the movie rights to the novel but Paramount would only agree to green-light the movie if he agreed not to direct it. He did however have a cameo in the film as "The man near the phone booth".
4. Mia Farrow does the vocals on the title-sequence lullaby.
5. Mia Farrow received divorce papers while filming. She was married to Frank Sinatra at the time.
6. Ruth Gordon won a well deserved Oscar for her role as the over friendly neighbor "Minnie".
7. Oscar-nominated editor Sam O'Steen would later direct the sequel, Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby.
8. This was Roman Polanski's very first adaptation, and it is very faithful to the novel. Pieces of dialog, color schemes and clothes are taken verbatim.
9. Mia Farrow actually ate raw liver for a scene in the movie.
10. Rosemary's baby was born in June 1966 (6/66).
11. Tony Curtis is the voice on the phone of the actor who is struck blind by a witch's curse so that Rosemary's husband can get an acting job.


  1. Great movie. Saw it for the first time just a few years ago.

  2. great post!!

    love the music playing too!! very creative and fun!!

  3. I still loved the decor of this film!

  4. Definitely gets an A+ for supercreepitude. Really well done and thoroughly convincing. I never read the book but now I tempted to, just for a good scare. :)

  5. looove this movie. =]

    (gross to the raw liver thing lol)

  6. Great movie...Ruth Gordon was fantastic and her winning an Oscar for a 'horror' role was great too since I don't think they gave out many for horror roles back then.

  7. One of my favorites... an atmospheric slice of the sixties. Coincidentally, I just bought the dvd and it came today. I can't wait to watch it again!

  8. This is a cult classic and has become part of our language.

  9. Here's a shocker----I have not seen this one either....----I will though--I promise :)

  10. A masterpiece
    Polanski is one of my favorite directors


  11. A landmark of horror/psychological cinema, excellent direction and acting


  12. This is one of my all time favorite movies to watch and I watch it every time I find it on television! Mia Farrow is great in this! It is a great old movie to creep you out and get you paranoid about who you know and what's going on!