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YMMV: Rosemary's Baby
  • All There Is to Know About "The Crying Game": Ask anyone who's never seen the movie what they know about it. Chances are the baby's father being Satan (or at least a demon) will be the first thing they come up with.
  • Base Breaker: The Mini Series remake. The YouTube comments on the trailer are all arguments as to how they changed the setting to Paris, made the Castavets younger, cast an "ethnic" actress as Rosemary (along with arguments as to just what ethnicity Zoe Saldana isnote ), remade it in the first place...
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Rosemary is fed some type of Satanic roofie before getting raped. Roman Polanski would know all about that...
    • The apartment building used in the film is actually the Dakota, now best known as the site of John Lennon's murder. The entryway where Lennon was shot to death is prominently featured. Even stranger, the murder of Roman Polanski's wife at the hands of the Manson Family was called "Helter Skelter" which, of course, is the name of one of the Beatles' most famous songs.
    • Rosemary is played by Mia Farrow, so there's a good chance Woody Allen wants to date the baby. *Ba-dum-CHING!*
    • The Satanic Panic, a witch-hunt that took place in the 80's and 90's in the US and UK (yes, that's the 1980's-90's) involved innocent people getting jailed for life over some pretty wild accusations that were sometimes awfully close to the story of this film.
  • Narm: Maybe it's Seinfeld Is Unfunny, but a bunch of senior citizens chanting "Hail Satan!" may not quite have the effect on modern viewers as it did when the movie was released.
  • Sequelitis: Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby, a 1976 Made-for-TV Movie about Rosemary's now-grown son Adrian struggling to adjust to adult life and his role as the Anti Christ, features Ruth Gordon but little else that made the original film worthwhile.
  • The Woobie: Rosemary. All she wanted was a baby, but she just HAD to live next door to Satanists, and her husband just HAD to be a complete asshole that would sacrifice Rosemary to them just for a freaking part in a play.

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