Rosemary’s Baby (Empire Blu-Ray Review)

RosemarysBabySquareHard to believe that William Castle, the schlockmeister behind The Tingler and numerous other tacky terrors, was the producer behind Roman Polanski’s masterful adaptation of Ira Levin’s bestselling potboiler, about a childlike and vulnerable young woman (Mia Farrow) whose husband may have been seduced by a coven of New York Satanists. Polanski marshals suggestion, superstition and suspicion to ratchet up tension to an almost unbearable degree before the shocking, ambiguous climax.

FILM ★★★★★

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