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Rosemary's Baby (1968): Articles


Christian Movies: Religious Propaganda Disguised as Mainstream Entertainment?

Christian movies: Starring Nicolas Cage, the widely panned 2014 apocalyptic thriller Left Behind was a box office bomb – unlike (relatively) recent popular “faith movies” such as Heaven Is for Real, Son of God, and War Room. A thought on the New Christian American Cinema: Tired of the blatant propaganda found in 'mainstream' Christian movies Two films that might be called “Christian movies” opened last week, and I decided that I wouldn't watch them, write about them, or review them – at least directly. I'm not even going to mention their titles here because I don't promote propaganda films, and that's what this recent advent of Christian movies has become: propaganda. After all, since nearly all American cinema is Christian […]


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Christian Movies: Religious Propaganda Disguised as Mainstream Entertainment?



War on Christmas: Movies to Remember & Fighting 'Haters and Atheists'

Donald Trump vs. Starbucks' War on Christmas: Movies to remember range from 'Rosemary's Baby' to Kirk Cameron documentary. The War on Christmas: Movies that come to mind & fighting 'haters and atheists' We're still in November, but the War on Christmas – according to online buzz, a second cousin once removed of the War on Cops – has begun. Weeping and gritting of teeth has seized certain population segments in the U.S.A. (and perhaps other countries as well) after Fox News, that beacon of intellectual freedom at the end of the cable news tunnel, announced that … Starbucks' holiday season cups are a) red b) devoid of Christmas decorations. Could it be a satanic conspiracy disguised as politically correct inclusiveness? […]


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War on Christmas: Movies to Remember & Fighting 'Haters and Atheists'



William Castle 'Terrified' of 'Rosemary's Baby'

William Castle and the Rosemary's Baby 'curse' William Castle was a director of B movie thrillers such as those in two popular franchises of the '40s starring faded stars of the previous decades: The Whistler, with Richard Dix (Best Actor Oscar nominee for Cimarron, 1930-31), and The Crime Doctor, with Warner Baxter (Best Actor Oscar winner for In Old Arizona, 1928-29). In the early '50s, Castle also directed both B Westerns (Conquest of Cochise, The Law vs. Billy the Kid) and B “Easterns” (Slaves of Babylon, The Saracen Blade). But later in the decade, as explained by David Parkinson at Films in Focus, William Castle, now a producer-director, “sold his soul to horror.” How so? “In 1958 he hit upon […]


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William Castle 'Terrified' of 'Rosemary's Baby'