Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes
Directed by Roman Polanski
First released 1968
WHY Because it’s the one Satan-worship movie that’s actually elegant and subtle and suspenseful. Which only makes it creepier. If that idea bores you, hey, your loss (but go on to No. 2).
PEAK SHRIEK Easy: When Rosemary (Mia Farrow) is brought to see her baby by her nice, devil-cult New York neighbors. “What have you done to its eyes?” “He has his father’s eyes?”
DVD EXTRAS A featurette made during the filming shows director Roman Polanski living the late ’60s high life with wife Sharon Tate, soon to fall victim to the Manson family.