Ep. 03-14: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband, Guy (John Cassavetes), move to a New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors, Roman and Minnie Castevet (Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon). Guy’s career suddenly blossoms and Rosemary finds herself pregnant. But something is not right. Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated and questions the origins of her pregnancy. She soon learns the diabolical truth.

Episode 314 “Rosemary’s Baby”

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) is a landmark in the canon of horror film history, specifically the sub-genre of satanic/witchcraft films. It may very well be the perfect storm of horror movies, featuring a controversial subject, a talented (but soon-to-be) controversial director, and having been released in a very turbulent time (the summer of love, Viet Nam, the Manson murders, etc.) Join us as we discuss the film’s continuing popularity and speculate on the reasons. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys sublets an apartment in the iconic Dakota building, where suicides and death are commonplace, and where that baby you hear crying down the hall may be something far more sinister than it sounds.


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Ep. 03-12: Curse of the Demon (1957)

American professor, John Holden (Dana Andrews), arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology. His colleague died in a freak accident the previous day while investigating a cult led by Dr. Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnis). Holden, a skeptic, suspects the devil-worshiping Karswell of murder, and by following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, he enters a world that makes him question his faith in science.

Episode 03-12 CURSE OF THE DEMON

This is the first of a handful of satanic films we’re featuring this season, and the second directed by famed Frenchman Jacques Tourneur (Cat People, 1942). Join us as we discuss the pros and cons of this revered film and its place in the horror genre. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys travels to Stonehenge and the English countryside where sounds and mist in the neighboring forests may be more ominous than they appear.


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