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She awakes abruptly in a long-term care facility, a mystery patient with no name, in 1999. Her coma was caused by the cult and ended the moment its last member died. Desperate to learn what became of her son, she discovers that he has become the charismatic founder of a wildly successful world-wide charitable organization that has managed to nearly eradicate hunger, poverty, and disease. Mother and son are reunited, and Rosemary herself achieves celebrity as the long-lost mother of the most beloved and respected public figure in modern history. Rosemary feels relieved that Andy has successfully cast off his demonic lineage and devoted his life to achieving world peace.

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She awakes abruptly in a long-term care facility, a mystery patient with no name, in 1999. Her coma was caused by the cult and ended the moment its last member died. Desperate to learn what became of her son, she discovers that he has become the charismatic founder of a wildly successful world-wide charitable organization that has managed to nearly eradicate hunger, poverty, and disease. Mother and son are reunited, and Rosemary herself achieves celebrity as the long-lost mother of the most beloved and respected public figure in modern history. Rosemary feels relieved that Andy has successfully cast off his demonic diabolical lineage and devoted his life to achieving world peace.


The last thing Rosemary Woodhouse remembers is trying to escape the Bramford to save her seven-year-old son Andrew from [[ItMakesSenseInContext the grips of a Satanic cult that planned to rear him as the Antichrist]] and use him [[TakeOverTheWorld to conquer--or destroy--the world.]] The year was 1973.

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The last thing Rosemary Woodhouse remembers is trying to escape the Bramford to save her seven-year-old son Andrew from [[ItMakesSenseInContext the grips of a Satanic cult that planned to rear him as the Antichrist]] and use him [[TakeOverTheWorld to conquer--or destroy--the conquer or destroy the world.]] The year was 1973.


The last thing Rosemary Woodhouse remembers is trying to escape the Bramford to save her young son, Andrew, from [[ItMakesSenseInContext the grips of a Satanic cult that plans to rear him as the Antichrist]] and use him [[TakeOverTheWorld to conquer--or destroy--the world.]] The year was 1973.

She awakes abruptly in a long-term care facility, a mystery patient with no name, in 1999. Her coma was caused by the cult and ended the moment its last member died. Desperate to learn what became of her son, she quickly learns that he has become the charismatic and beloved founder of a world-wide charitable organization. Mother and son are reunited, and Rosemary feels relieved that Andy seems to have successfully cast off his evil lineage and devoted his life to achieving world peace.

And then everything [[GoneHorriblyRight goes horribly right.]]

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The last thing Rosemary Woodhouse remembers is trying to escape the Bramford to save her young son, Andrew, seven-year-old son Andrew from [[ItMakesSenseInContext the grips of a Satanic cult that plans planned to rear him as the Antichrist]] and use him [[TakeOverTheWorld to conquer--or destroy--the world.]] The year was 1973.

She awakes abruptly in a long-term care facility, a mystery patient with no name, in 1999. Her coma was caused by the cult and ended the moment its last member died. Desperate to learn what became of her son, she quickly learns discovers that he has become the charismatic and beloved founder of a wildly successful world-wide charitable organization. organization that has managed to nearly eradicate hunger, poverty, and disease. Mother and son are reunited, and Rosemary herself achieves celebrity as the long-lost mother of the most beloved and respected public figure in modern history. Rosemary feels relieved that Andy seems to have has successfully cast off his evil demonic lineage and devoted his life to achieving world peace.

And then everything then, on New Year's Eve at the dawn of the new millennium, [[GoneHorriblyRight everything goes horribly right.]]



* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler: Did Andrew restart the world in order to save it? Or did Rosemary dream the events of both books? If her dream is prophetic, will she be able to change history, or will events play out as they did before?]]



* ComatoseCanary: Rosemary fills this role in the time between Rosemary's Baby and Son of Rosemary.
* ReligiousHorror

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* BiologicalWeaponsSolveEverything: How Andy's organization plans to bring about world peace.
* ComatoseCanary: Rosemary fills this role in the time between Rosemary's Baby ''Rosemary's Baby'' and Son ''Son of Rosemary.
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* ReligiousHorrorHumansAreTheRealMonsters: Though Andrew's organization has been able to greatly reduce poverty, world hunger, disease, and war, Andrew is frustrated that he cannot completely eliminate them, and has come to the conclusion that no amount of charity and good will is great enough to overcome the misery caused by human nature.
* MissingMom: What Rosemary has been for Andrew all this time.
* ReligiousHorror: Religious scholars have noted that the portrayal of Andy as a universally adored Antichrist who promises ''and'' delivers tangible benefits to mankind is more accurate to scripture than the portrayal of a malevolent, tyrannical Antichrist in the Christian series ''Literature/LeftBehind'' published a few years before.
* {{Retcon}}: The final pages of the book completely change the context of ''Rosemary's Baby.''


[[SequelGap Published thirty years after its predecessor,]] and the final published work of its author, the book was considered a critical failure and a disappointing ending for both the author's career and the well-respected original, with some critics wondering aloud if the sequel might have been a ContractualObligationProject meant for the author to retain control of his intellectual property before the publishers contracted a ghostwriter to create an unwelcome sequel for him. In any case, the ending of ''Son of Rosemary'' so radically alters events the events of ''Rosemary's Baby'' that many fans of the original work [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain prefer to pretend the sequel never happened.]]

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[[SequelGap Published thirty years after its predecessor,]] and the final published work of its author, the book was considered a critical failure and a disappointing ending for both the author's career and the well-respected original, with some critics wondering aloud if the sequel might have been a ContractualObligationProject meant for the author to retain control of his intellectual property before the publishers contracted a ghostwriter to create an unwelcome sequel for him. In any case, the ending of ''Son of Rosemary'' so radically alters events the events of ''Rosemary's Baby'' that many fans of the original work [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain prefer to pretend the sequel never happened.]]

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[[SequelGap Published thirty years after its predecessor,]] and the final published work of its author, the book was considered a critical failure and a disappointing ending for both the author's career and the well-respected original, with some critics wondering aloud if the sequel might have been a ContractualObligationProject meant for the author to retain control of his intellectual property before the publishers contracted a ghostwriter to create an unwelcome sequel for him. In any case, the ending of ''Son of Rosemary'' so radically alters events the events of ''Rosemary's Baby'' that many fans of the original work [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain prefer to pretend the sequel never happened.]]


* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Rosemary seemingly awakens from sleep thinking it was AllJustADream -- that's the ''entire story, first book and sequel''. This is where most people toss the book down in disgust. In the final paragraphs, though, it turns into OrWasItADream? Rosemary's friend Hutch telephones, and at the very end of the conversation he casually tosses off how long it took him to solve "roast mules" (see ArcWords below). This tells Rosemary that everything that happened in her "dream" was ''real'', that her now-nonexistent son has pulled off the ultimate sacrifice to save the world, and that she'd better be damned (yeah) careful about where she and her husband move.]]

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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Rosemary seemingly awakens from sleep thinking it was AllJustADream -- that's the ''entire story, first book and sequel''. This is where most people toss the book down in disgust. In the final paragraphs, though, it turns into OrWasItADream? Rosemary's friend Hutch telephones, and at the very end of the conversation he casually tosses off how long it took him to solve "roast mules" (see ArcWords below). This tells Rosemary that everything that happened in her "dream" was ''real'', that her now-nonexistent son has pulled off the ultimate sacrifice to save the world, and that she'd better be damned (yeah) careful about where she and her husband move.]]

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The last thing Rosemary Woodhouse remembers is trying to escape the Bramford to save her young son, Andrew, from [[ItMakesSenseInContext the grips of a Satanic cult that plans to rear him as the Antichrist]] and use him [[TakeOverTheWorld to conquer--or destroy--the world.]] The year was 1973.

She awakes abruptly in a long-term care facility, a mystery patient with no name, in 1999. Her coma was caused by the cult and ended the moment its last member died. Desperate to learn what became of her son, she quickly learns that he has become the charismatic and beloved founder of a world-wide charitable organization. Mother and son are reunited, and Rosemary feels relieved that Andy seems to have successfully cast off his evil lineage and devoted his life to achieving world peace.

And then everything [[GoneHorriblyRight goes horribly right.]]

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'''Son of Rosemary''' is a 1997 horror novel by Creator/IraLevin, and is the sequel to '''Rosemary's Baby'''.

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'''Son ''Son of Rosemary''' Rosemary'' is a 1997 horror novel by Creator/IraLevin, and is the sequel to '''Rosemary's Baby'''.
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'''Son of Rosemary''' is a 1997 horror novel by Ira Levin, and is the sequel to '''Rosemary's Baby'''.

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'''Son of Rosemary''' is a 1997 horror novel by Ira Levin, Creator/IraLevin, and is the sequel to '''Rosemary's Baby'''.


* [[spoiler:AllJustADream: Rosemary seemingly awakens from sleep thinking it was AllJustADream -- that's the ''entire story, first book and sequel''. This is where most people toss the book down in disgust. In the final paragraphs, though, it turns into OrWasItADream? Rosemary's friend Hutch telephones, and at the very end of the conversation he casually tosses off how long it took him to solve "roast mules" (see ArcWords below). This tells Rosemary that everything that happened in her "dream" was ''real'', that her now-nonexistent son has pulled off the ultimate sacrifice to save the world, and that she'd better be damned (yeah) careful about where she and her husband move.]]

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* [[spoiler:AllJustADream: Rosemary AllJustADream: [[spoiler:Rosemary seemingly awakens from sleep thinking it was AllJustADream -- that's the ''entire story, first book and sequel''. This is where most people toss the book down in disgust. In the final paragraphs, though, it turns into OrWasItADream? Rosemary's friend Hutch telephones, and at the very end of the conversation he casually tosses off how long it took him to solve "roast mules" (see ArcWords below). This tells Rosemary that everything that happened in her "dream" was ''real'', that her now-nonexistent son has pulled off the ultimate sacrifice to save the world, and that she'd better be damned (yeah) careful about where she and her husband move.]]


* [[spoiler:AllJustADream: The ending, also retroactively applied to the first book, though with some indication some parts of it may have been prophetic.]]

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* [[spoiler:AllJustADream: The ending, also retroactively applied to Rosemary seemingly awakens from sleep thinking it was AllJustADream -- that's the ''entire story, first book, though with some indication some parts book and sequel''. This is where most people toss the book down in disgust. In the final paragraphs, though, it turns into OrWasItADream? Rosemary's friend Hutch telephones, and at the very end of the conversation he casually tosses off how long it may have been prophetic.took him to solve "roast mules" (see ArcWords below). This tells Rosemary that everything that happened in her "dream" was ''real'', that her now-nonexistent son has pulled off the ultimate sacrifice to save the world, and that she'd better be damned (yeah) careful about where she and her husband move.]]



* ArcWords: Throughout the book, various characters josh around about how long it takes to solve the riddle "ROAST MULES" with the clue "Any five or six-year-old might do this every day." [[spoiler: The answer is ''somersaults''. Rosemary seemingly awakens from sleep thinking it was AllJustADream -- that's the ''entire story, first book and sequel''. This is where most people toss the book down in disgust. In the final paragraphs, though, it turns into OrWasItADream? Rosemary's friend Hutch telephones, and at the very end of the conversation he casually tosses off how long it took him to solve "roast mules". This tells Rosemary that everything that happened in her "dream" was ''real'', that her now-nonexistent son has pulled off the ultimate sacrifice to save the world, and that she'd better be damned (yeah) careful about where she and her husband move.]]

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* ArcWords: Throughout the book, various characters josh around about how long it takes to solve the riddle "ROAST MULES" with the clue "Any five or six-year-old might do this every day." [[spoiler: The answer is ''somersaults''. Rosemary seemingly awakens from sleep thinking it was AllJustADream -- that's the ''entire story, first book and sequel''. This is where most people toss the book down in disgust. In the final paragraphs, though, it turns into OrWasItADream? Rosemary's friend Hutch telephones, and at the very end of the conversation he casually tosses off how long it took him to solve "roast mules". This tells Rosemary that everything that happened in her "dream" was ''real'', that her now-nonexistent son has pulled off the ultimate sacrifice to save the world, and that she'd better be damned (yeah) careful about where she and her husband move.]]

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* [[spoiler:AllJustADream: The ending, also retroactively applied to the first book, though with some indication some parts of it may have been prophetic.]]

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