The Front Row View is a regular column by Great Stories contributor Jim Cannizzaro. He is a veteran community theater leading man, seasoned blogger, movie enthusiast, and family man.
Nearly 50 years after it’s premiere, Roman Polanski’s 1968 Rosemary’s Baby is still one of the most frightening movies ever made. Mia Farrow has a few things on her mind. Did her struggling actor husband John Cassavettes make a deal with Satan for Broadway success? Are her nosy Manhattan neighbors made up a coven of witches? Is she, in fact, siring Satan’s child? Just your everyday problems in the big city. A great cast — Ralph Bellamy, Maurice Evans, Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon (winning an Oscar), a young Charles Grodin—and stylish, witty direction by Polanski (love those creepy dream sequences—or are they dreams?) make this a Horror Hall of Famer. Beware of neighbors bearing health drinks!