It's Alive Reviews

May 24, 2019
Larry Cohen's horror thriller is at once a great suspense/monster film and a darkly comic soap opera about strained parent-child relationships.
May 1, 2019
In the '70s, when the American family was changing in many ways, Larry Cohen used a monster movie to envision the collapse of parent-child relationships.
September 28, 2018
It's Alive is an oddly subdued and mature picture dealing seriously with basic adult fears
August 11, 2018
It's Alive is a marvel, with a solid performance by Ryan and a mesmerizing score by the late, great Bernard Herrmann.
July 16, 2009
A far-fetched cult thriller.
February 12, 2008
rather scary little 70s cheap horror
January 26, 2006
A deeply terrifying portrait of child-parent relationships and intolerant fears of "otherness" defined as much by its sociological sharpness as its gore.
January 9, 2006
October 15, 2005
September 21, 2005
Entertaining cheese.
August 31, 2005
August 22, 2005
November 3, 2004
One part allegory on familial tensions and one part commentary on environmental and biological poisoning.
October 27, 2004
You wouldn't want to confuse what Cohen does for art, but for its genre It's Alive! manages a few neat tricks
October 27, 2004
This is no Rosemary's Baby but more like a campy Godzilla in diapers.
November 15, 2003
August 11, 2003
Choice Cohen schlock. 'There's only one thing wrong with the Davis baby...it's alive.'
November 12, 2002
July 31, 2002
July 25, 2002