Top 5 Creepiest Filming Locations from Rosemary’s Baby
Halloween is right around the corner, so it’s our favorite time to snuggle up and watch some scary movies. One of our favorites, Rosemary’s Baby, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and you can see many of these filming locations in person on the TCM Classic Film Tour. But for now, read on for the exact locations of some of the creepiest scenes from the film.
- The Time & Life Building
Rosemary (Mia Farrow) goes to meet her friend Hutch (Maurice Evans) in this location, to tell him discreetly about some of the mysterious events that have happened surrounding her pregnancy. This building remains mostly unchanged, with the same designs in the sidewalk still visible. The building is located on 50th Street between 6th & 7th Avenue.
- Dr. Sapirstein’s Office
Dr. Sapirstein (Ralph Bellamy), the doctor that Guy (John Cassavetes) and Rosemary’s neighbors insist they use during Rosemary’s pregnancy, is located on the Upper East Side on 5th Avenue, right by Central Park. In real life, these are (very expensive) apartment buildings that most likely have little relation to satanic rituals.
- Hutch’s Funeral
Rosemary and Guy journey to Queens to attend the funeral of supporting character Hutch. Filmed at All Lutherans Cemetery, it doesn’t take much to make this filming location spooky, a non-sectarian cemetery since 1852.
- The Phone Booth
When Rosemary is trying to reach Dr. Hill (Charles Grodin), the doctor that she initially intended would care for her, she does so in a phone booth as she was told not to speak to him by her neighbors and husband. This iconic suspenseful scene was filmed at 5th Avenue & 62nd Street, although expectedly there is no phone booth there today.
- The Bramford
What else could be number one? The Bramford, aka the Dakota Building in real life, is where it all goes down. With history of murder from the beginning, and then the following events once the Rosemary and Guy move in, the building seems to be cursed. The Dakota Apartments are associated with the site of John Lennon’s murder, and is one of the creepiest filming locations in New York. Visit the building and learn more on the TCM Classic Film Tour just in time for Halloween.