Although it wasn't published until 1967, it quickly became the most successful horror novel of the 1960s and caused a renewed interest in the horror genre that was built upon a few years later when William Peter Blatty published... Rosemarys Baby is extremely easy to read and you will get through the book in no time at all. Because Ira Levin hit every right note in "Rosemary's Baby" and made it into an instantaneous horror classic.
Rosemary's Baby (1967) A group of satanists in New York arrange for a young wife who is desperate to have a baby to be drugged and raped by the Devil, make her think it was her husband who inseminated her after a drunken party... Ira Levin, a mild-mannered playwright and novelist who liked nothing better than to give people the creeps — and who did so repeatedly, with best-selling novels like "Rosemary's Baby," "The Stepford Wives" and "The Boys From Brazil" — died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. "Rosemary's Baby" is one of the best horror films ever made. This isn't because it's going to scare the pants off you with a series of sensational jolts.