Post Number 666: Rosemary’s Baby, 1968

It surely strikes many of us that the devil is everywhere triumphant. And so in the spirit of satanic inversion we revisit post #666. Light the fire-and-brimstone-scented candles, put on Berlioz’ “Witches’ Sabbath” (or maybe the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil”), and behold this tribute to the 1968 movie “Rosemary’s Baby.”

In the Roman Polanski film, which is actually set a few years earlier, actor John Cassavetes plays a struggling New York stage actor who joins a Satanic cult in order to further his career, proving that actors will indeed to anything to get ahead.

Cassavetes even wears this go-to-hell jacket.

But we don’t recommend you check out the film for style reasons. It’s delightfully creepy watching Mia Farrow learn she’s given birth to the spawn of Satan, who’s named Adrian. You can be sure the kid will grow up to be well dressed. After all, the devil is a dandy.

By the way, since the post originally ran in 2013, Satanism is apparently on the rise. I recall seeing an article recently in which a woman said she joined a Satanic cult to be around other people who believe in sense and reason. How’s that for inversion? — CC

5 Comments on "Post Number 666: Rosemary’s Baby, 1968"

  1. D.B. McWeeberton | January 16, 2013 at 10:59 am | Reply

    Nice apartment, too! With a few flaws…

  2. Squirrel Nut Zippers anyone?

    It’s the D and the A and the M and the N and the A and the T and the ION.
    Lose your face
    Lose your name
    Then get fitted for a two-tone flame!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uiYp8xKjLM

  3. Always amazed me what really great apartments young struggling New Yorkers lived in. And in safe and attractive neighborhoods. Guess it’s like how you can see the Eiffel Tower from every window in Paris…at least in the movies

  4. The apartment was in the landmark Dakota.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dakota

  5. A roomful of nicely dressed people too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv3p8kIyqLI

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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