Double Feature: Rosemary’s baby

Rebecca and Zack have known each other since middle school. They both love horror movies from different parts of the genre. In honor of Halloween they have given each a horror film to watch that the other would have probably skipped over.

MPW-55562Horror films used to be my bread and butter when I was in high school. I loved them, but something changed.

I watched “Rosemary’s Baby” at the direction of Miss Kelly. I had my doubts about the film, but was quickly proven wrong. As much of a horror fan as I am, I had up to this point not seen the film. I feel that this movie can be called a horror movie due to its occult nature of the film but it could also find a good home in the suspense section.

Something that I liked about “Rosemary’s Baby” was that it was not afraid to take its time to establish characters, an element that many modern horror films lack. Most times characters are killed before you even had a chance to learn there last name. The first half of “Rosemary’s Baby” on the other hand, could just be a drama about a woman with a self absorbed husband.

My only real problem with the film is the end. I sensed they were going for an ambiguous ending but I feel they missed the mark. It just feels like its missing a resolution to the conflict.

Something else that I enjoyed was the fact that with the exception of some throw-away setup lines of dialog, the horror part of the horror movie was not interjected until 40 minutes in and after that it’s a slow build.

I don’t want to say much about the plot of the film because films like this work best when you go in to it blind.

All you need to know is Rosemary is married to a self-absorbed actor and witches are involved.

 

Zack Penzien

Production Editor Designer

 

Contact Zack Penzien at zpenzien@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter @testsubject777.

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