Friday, October 28, 2011

Ruth Gordon & Patty Duke in Look Whats Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976)

The elaborate machinations of the coven to control and influence the life of Satan's child is the subject of this sequel to the 1968 film. It's divided into three parts, the first takes place when Adrian (Phillip Boyer) is 8 years old. His mother (Patty Duke) absconds with him, trying to save him from the influence of the coven. Part two  takes place 20 years later when Adrian (Stephen McHattie) is a young man and part three continues after a traumatic incident in Adrian's life that leaves him with amnesia. The story is a bit muddled, but the suspense is maintained. Look for Tina Louise, Broderick Crawford, Donna Mills and Ray Milland in roles and look for Ruth Gordon reprising her role as Minnie.

This television film has never been commercially released on DVD. It can be found in full on YouTube, however, thanks to an upload by 70sHorrorRealm.

Obscurity factor: 9 (not on DVD, available on YouTube, largely forgotten)

4 comments:

  1. I remember watching this when it first aired in 1976. I have not seen it since.

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  2. I actually saw this on a network airing in 1981 - which is odd for a TV movie made five years earlier. I will definitely watch again, but my main memory is of a laughable, bizarre, important scene, which I will not spoil here....I'll just use the word "bus."

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  3. Ahh yes, the infamous bus...

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  4. Author Ira Levin wrote his own novel sequel in 1997, "Son of Rosemary." From all accounts, it is worse than this film.

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