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It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)

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Better known as It's Alive III, Island of the Alive details the further exploits of the murderous mutant infants introduced in director Larry Cohen's It's Alive! (1974). Said infants are shipped off to a desert island, where they are completely cut off from civilization. The government intends to eliminate the penned-up infants, but Michael Moriarty, the father of one of the babies, organizes a protest against this wholesale slaughter. It is clear to anyone who can read that director Cohen is

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Aug 31, 1994

Warner Home Video

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The weakest one in the series.

July 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Cohen really blood sucked his idea on this one

February 18, 2008

Finishes the series' natural allegorical evolution.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

Stretches the darkly comedic aspects of the trilogy to the breaking point.

November 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Cohen continues to milk his cash cow series with some success.

November 26, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

All of these films are okay, if you order your movies up with extra CHEESE.

May 13, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Audience Reviews for It's Alive III: Island of the Alive

This one sets a different tone compared to the first two films in the series and doesn't take itself too seriously. It's got some nice gore and some bizarre humourous moments, and you also get a better look at the mutant misfits and even fully grown ones too. It is a pretty stupid film though and quite juvenille, so not a classic here, but it is fun.
January 22, 2011
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A whole tropical Island of monster babies is visited for maxiumum horror and hilarity. Like a Jurassic Park sequel, men with guns become the hunted ones against the hoard. Fun and cheap.
January 29, 2008
YosemiteSamFan

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worth it only for Moriarity's performance, which is as idiosyncratic as one of Walken's; not a good movie but the least logy of the series
November 12, 2007
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