Rosemary’s Baby and Generational Conflict

Just finished listening to the latest podcast by Black Mass Appeal all about the 1968 movie Rosemary’s Baby and the eponymous 1967 novel by Ira Levin on which it was based. I was surprised to hear no one during the discussion really treat what I’ve always regarded as the single most likely and most readily [...]

Tanis, Egypt: Satan’s Citadel or Unholy Translational Error?

Ira Levin’s 1967 novel Rosemary’s Baby and the eponymous 1968 Roman Polanski film based on it both make frequent reference to a mysterious substance called “Tannis Root.” In both book and movie, the substance serves as a convenient plot device and, in film parlance, MacGuffin, simultaneously both marking those who have been compromised in the [...]