It's Alive (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

It's Alive (2008)

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When a Lenore learns that she is pregnant, she leaves graduate school to set up a home with her boyfriend in the country. The fate of the happy new family takes a gruesome turn when animals and people end up brutally dead - all with a strange connection to their newborn. Could their new child be the monster responsible for the gruesome murders?

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Cast

Bijou Phillips
as Lenore Harker
James Murray
as Frank Davis
Jack Ellis
as Professor Baldwin
Owen Teale
as Sgt. Perkins
Raphaël Coleman
as Chris Davis

Critic Reviews for It's Alive

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Bijou Phillips... lacks the presence let alone the gravitas to carry off the tragedy of having created her own monster, and so the film's examination of maternity and madness falls short

November 13, 2009
Little White Lies

Audience Reviews for It's Alive

[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] The significance of ths film is that we are now at a time for horror cinema specifically the mid to late 2000's, that cult films from the 1970's and 80's are being remade to cash in on the original film's sucesses. The original It's Alive wasn't a huge success anyway so it seemed rather unusual to remake it but the film is not as terrible as everyone says. The film does have a very inconsistent visual style and I will admit that it is quite ugly and the direction is sometimes flimsy. However, it does have a clear moral message from the side of it that's a character drama like the first one and it has a few decently built up moments. It's nothing remarkable and very cliche'd but unlike other remakes the acting is good sometimes and it's never entirely boring. It's an incomprehensibly cheesy B movie that's fine but never adds up to something good, it's everything I expected and I enjoyed it for that.

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This movie is although very eerie and creepy...It does also have very corny effects and very poor acting. But due to the blood and gore, I have to give it some credit.

Jacob Palacio
Jacob Palacio

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Rudimentary reworking of Larry Cohen's cult fave brings nothing fresh or new to the table instead going for a by-the-numbers approach with no scares, typically bad CG and a laughable killer baby that the filmmakers wisely kept offscreen until the end.

A.D. Villarreal
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