I don't blog on Thursday nights so I didn't get to take part in scary movie theme posts:
Cedric's "Dickless Alter's in love" and Wally's "THIS JUST IN! DICKLESS ALTER!" went up last night and others posting last night followed Rebecca and Betty's lead from earlier in the week ("scream" and "Halloween") by doing posts on scary movies in anticipation of Halloween on Monday. Isaiah's "The Unity Campaign" (The Birds), Ann's "4 men and Psycho," Ruth's "The Haunting," Marcia's "The Bad Seed," Stan's "Aliens," Kat's "Mothra vs. Godzilla," Trina's "Horror of Dracula," Mike's "The Omen," Betty's "Brian De Palma" and Rebecca's "empire of the ants."
But what would I have gone with?
My favorite was actually mentioned in a number of the posts. I asked why, Ruth, for example, mentioned it but didn't write about it herself and she said, like everyone else, "I just figured everybody would be grabbing it."
No one did, so I will.
Mia Farrow stars as Rosemary Woodhouse. Gena Rowlands' husband plays Mia's husband and I'm blanking on his name. Guy Woodhouse is the character's name. Anyway, Rosemary and Guy are looking for a new place. Why? They're hoping to have a baby and will need a bigger NYC apartment.
So they are looking at the Dakota and end up renting there. Their next door neighbors are Roman and Minnie, an elderly couple. Minnie is played by Ruth Gordon who won the Oscar for her part. Minnie starts dropping by all the time or dragging along Laureli (another elderly woman) and Rosemary misses her 'old' friends (who are her own age).
Then Rosemary and Guy have their 'date night' to make a baby but she ends up passing out after feeling sick from something Minnie fixed and dropped off.
As she sleeps, she feels as though she's being raped and she has this weird dream where she's on a ship and Jackie Kennedy comes down to check on her and the Pope is onboard the ship and more.
When she awakes, her body is covered with scars and Guy says he's already cut his fingernails. Rosemary can't believe that while she was out of it, her husband raped her.
She ends up pregnant and, as you may already know, will find out the baby isn't Guy's.
This is a very scary movie with that la-la-la-la soundtrack. Throughout, you wait for someone to help Rosemary but even when good guy Charles Grodin shows up, he lets you down as well.
The film has a great look. It's probably Mia's finest performance and one of the best horror movies of the 20th century.
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