It's Alive (1974)
Average Rating: 5.9/10
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Release Date: Dec 31, 1973 Wide
Average Rating: 2.9/5
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Horror journeyman Larry Cohen, writer and director of numerous quirky horror projects, made his first foray into the genre with this low-budget cult favorite about a murderous mutant baby on a suburban rampage. The story opens with a delivery-room massacre as the newborn child of Frank and Lenore Davies (John P. Ryan and Sharon Farrell) answers the doctor's slap by tearing him to pieces -- along with a few other medical personnel -- before fleeing the hospital for whereabouts unknown. The
Dec 31, 1973 Wide
Oct 5, 2004
Warner Home Video
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rather scary little 70s cheap horror
A deeply terrifying portrait of child-parent relationships and intolerant fears of "otherness" defined as much by its sociological sharpness as its gore.
If not as packed with extras as one may have hoped, this It's Alive DVD is a much-welcomed event.
One part allegory on familial tensions and one part commentary on environmental and biological poisoning.
You wouldn't want to confuse what Cohen does for art, but for its genre It's Alive! manages a few neat tricks
...writer, producer, and director Larry Cohen did snap up a good, snarly idea for grossing people out by having a baby born with fangs and claws.
Choice Cohen schlock. 'There's only one thing wrong with the Davis baby...it's alive.'
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