Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday Movie Picks #17: Halloween Edition - Rituals

Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!

This week's theme is: Halloween Edition: Rituals!

I don't watch too many movies that deals with rituals, but here are a couple of movies that dealt with rituals that I have either seen or want to see!

1. The Babysitter 

Once again, I'm featuring this movie on another "Thursday Movie Picks!"  This movie involves the titular babysitter and her group of friends trying to start a ritual where they kill people to get their blood so that they can have their wishes come true.  It's a truly entertaining film!

I remembered watching this movie many years ago.  But it's been awhile since I last watched this movie, so I don't remember too much about this movie.  All I remembered was that it was about a woman named Rosemary who's husband is involved in a satanic cult that involves the birth of her child.

I still haven't seen this movie yet, but I've been hearing lots of good and scary things about this movie and it seems like a really creepy type of ritual film that I really want to see!


  1. We match! And our match is the only one of the three I've seen though I've heard of the others.

    Aside from our match up I went with a silent that is venerated and a much lesser known film that came to me because of the connection via Sharon Tate to the first through Polanski.

    Rosemary’s Baby (1968)-Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow in full pixie mode) 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 Castavet (Sidney Blackmer & Ruth Gordon who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar). When Rosemary discovers she’s pregnant she becomes increasingly isolated, the now successful Guy begins to change in disturbing ways and the diabolical truth is revealed only after Rosemary gives birth. Roman Polanski’s first American film is a classic of sustained dread.

    The Eye of the Devil (1966)-French vintner Philippe de Montfaucon (David Niven) returns to Bordeaux with his wife Catherine (Deborah Kerr) when the estate falls on hard times. Upon arrival they are confronted by the beautiful witch Odile de Caray (Sharon Tate in her starring debut), who also lives on the estate with her brother Christian (David Hemmings). As time passes it becomes clear that a ritual sacrifice is expected to return the vineyard to its former glory.

    Häxan (1922)-Silent film explores the history of witchcraft, demonology and Satanism. Lacing a narrative of the persecution of a woman accused of witchcraft through its representations of evil in a variety of ancient and medieval artworks and offering vignettes illustrating a number of superstitious practices. The film ends by suggesting that the modern science of psychology offers important insight into the beliefs and practices of the past. Fantastic hybrid of documentary and fiction.

    1. Yay! We matched on Rosemary's Baby! I need to check out Haxan!

  2. I'm glad you picked Midsommar even though you haven't seen it yet. It is such a good movie and fits the theme incredibly well.

    I watched Rosemary's Baby last week and I was not a fan lol it was so tedious I almost quit.

  3. That's where I am with Rosemary's Baby, I watched it once and don't remember much from it. I'd like to see it again. I still need to see THe Babysitter, everyone is talking about it.

    1. I need to see Rosemary's Baby again too! You should definitely check out the Babysitter!

  4. Are you gonna go to the Sesame Street Exhibition in Melbourne Central?

  5. I haven't seen any and Rosemary"s Baby is one I want to watch and yet, am scared to as I scare easily and can have nightmares. Midsummer is a popular choice this week and sounds like a good one