The big momma of all reproductive horror movies, Rosemary’s Baby tells the tale of a young woman impregnated by the devil. Within her grows the son of Satan. It’s not until the very end until we truly understand this, once Rosemary (Mia Farrow) confronts the Satanic coven that she has long suspected her neighbors belonged to. The film was the first book adapted by director Roman Polanski, and as a result, he stuck fairly closely to the novel, written by Ira Levin. One thing we don’t see is the baby itself, though Levin describes it thusly in his book:
“His eyes were golden-yellow, all golden-yellow, with neither whites nor irises; all golden-yellow, with vertical black-slit pupils.
She looked at him.
He looked at her, golden-yellowly, and then at the swaying upside-down crucifix.
She looked at then watching her and knife-in-hand screamed at them, “What have you done to his eyes?”
They stirred and looked to Roman.
“He has His Father’s eyes,” he said.
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