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