In this week’s round-up, I take a look at Criterion’s Rosemary’s Baby (10/30/12) release, IFC’s The Pact (11/06/12), Scream Factory’s They Live (11/06/12) disc, the forgettable Vamps (11/13/12), and Warner Bros. Blade Runner 30th Anniversary set (10/23/12) – which isn’t horror, but pretty great anyway. There are a few highly anticipated titles in the mix this week, so let’s get to it! READ MORE
Rosemary’s Baby is a beautiful masterpiece. Based on the novel by Ira Levin, Roman Polanski’s 1968 film follows the story of Rosemary Woodhouse, a young pregnant woman. From conception to birth, Rosemary’s world is overshadowed with the suspicion that her pregnancy may be the result of a pact her husband has made with their eccentric neighbors to use the child for human sacrifice in an occult ritual.
You know, just the normal everyday fears any woman has during her first pregnancy.
The prophecy is clear, the signs unmistakable: Armageddon is upon us. On 6 / 6 / 06, the omen is revealed…and our darkest fears are realized. THE OMEN, a contemporary thriller based on the 1976 classic film, centers around a young boy named Damien, the son of an American diplomat and his wife. Damien’s family is unaware he is destined to become the Anti-Christ – until shattering events reveal the terrifying truth.
After being blinded in a horseback-riding accident, Sarah (Mia Farrow) moves in with her aunt, uncle and cousin (Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey, and Diane Grayson) while she recovers and learns to deal with her blindness. She goes on a brief visit with her boyfriend (Norman Eshley) and during her absence the entire family is murdered. She is unaware of this horror until she finds the bodies one by one and then realizes that she, too, may be in danger. Sarah is trapped in the remote farmhouse and must fight for her life when the killer returns…
Rosemary and her new husband, Guy, move into a new apartment in New York, befriending an elderly couple who live near by. But when another girl in the block commits suicide, Rosemary starts getting more attention than she desires, from all the wrong people. And now with her (late) friend’s warnings about witches in mind, she has a new problem – the protection of her forthcoming child. But it may not be the child that needs protection.