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Farrow Fears Omen Curse


Mia Farrow The Omen Woody Allen Roman Polanski Sidney Blackmer Sharon Tate Charles Manson

Actress Mia Farrow was terrified during filming for the remake of 1960s horror film The Omen, because of the 'curse' that struck her co-stars on another satanic film, ROSEMARY'S BABY. Woody Allen's ex admits the film reminded her of the 1968 Roman Polanski movie and the horrendous events that occurred afterwards - star Sidney Blackmer and Polanksi's wife Sharon Tate died within a few years of the film's release. Farrow says, "I remember the scene where people were toasting Satan and dear old SIDNEY BLACKMER (who played Satanist ROMAN CASTEVET), saying, 'This isn't good, this is very bad luck.' "Sure enough, the next year Sidney was blind and then he died. There were many deaths. Roman's beautiful wife Sharon". Polanski's pregnant wife Sharon was murdered by serial killer Charles Manson's followers in August 1969.

Rosemary's Baby Review


Excellent
Hopelessly trapped in its late-'60s look, Rosemary's Baby is nonetheless a watershed movie in the horror genre. It takes an eternity to get moving, sure, but once this story of Mia Farrow's possessed belly gets moving, watch out, for there's no stopping the horror, the horror. The faces of cinema legend (Ruth Gordon, Ralph Bellamy) dot the movie throughout, but it's the smarmy John Cassavetes who steals the show, beating out even Farrow as the ultimate soft-spoken housewife who gets caught up in a world of hell. Er, literally.

The High And The Mighty Review


OK
In 1954, zipping off to Hawaii by plane must have been a far different experience than any of us can imagine today. The experience was so terrifying -- at least according to The High and the Mighty, a best-selling book in its era -- that the captain had to come out and talk to each passenger personally to explain that they weren't going to crash and die. And that's just after takeoff, before the plane has any problems!

Newcomers to this story may see John Wayne in a military uniform and an airplane on the cover of this DVD (with a title that evokes the air force) and assume, understandably, that they're going to be watching another military drama. Not so: Wayne's Dan Roman is a commercial pilot, and he's working the Honolulu-San Francisco route years after surviving a crash that killed everyone in his family except himself. (Also in the cockpit is Robert Stack, playing the role he would ape years later in Airplane!)

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