We're trapped in a hellish circle of horror influences.
Even before the unveiling of mother! at the Venice Film Festival, the influence of Polanski's Rosemary's Baby on Darren Aronofsky's latest film was apparent simply from the poster design. It certainly helps when Paramount owns the distribution rights to both films. With little to no details released about the film until just a few weeks ago, the Rosemary's Baby-influenced poster led pundits and fans alike to wonder if mother! may even be a remake of Polanski's horror classic. After the Venice screening last week followed by a screening at TIFF yesterday, reviews quickly alluded to influence of Polanski's film on Aronofsky's project (or did they just follow the marketing bread crumbs?).
Some fans decided to take the connections even further before Aronofsky's film is available to the masses. Thanks to Zach Prewitt, now we can enjoy a trailer of Rosemary's Baby recut in the style of mother! in this head-spinning, reflexive ode to the former film's influence on the latter.
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For comparison's sake, here's the trailer for mother!, coming to U.S. theatres this Friday, September 15.