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'It's Alive!' -- The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared.

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Trapped In a Cave of Terror!
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In this sci-fi film a loony farmer finds a prehistoric monster hiding in a cavern on his land. To feed his newest critter, the farmer kidnaps three people. The three desperately try to escape and finally, one of them succeeds. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tommy Kirk ... Wayne Thomas
Shirley Bonne ... Leilla Sterns
Bill Thurman ... Greely / Monster (as Billy Thurman)
Annabelle Weenick ... Bella (as Annabelle MacAdams)
Corveth Ousterhouse ... Norman Sterns
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Larry Buchanan ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Buchanan 
 
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Larry Buchanan  uncredited
Richard Matheson  story "Being" (uncredited)

Produced by
Larry Buchanan .... producer
Edwin Tobolowsky .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Robert B. Alcott  (as Robert Alcott)
 
Film Editing by
Larry Buchanan 
 
Sound Department
Conrad Lee Reed .... sound director (as Conrad Lee Redd)
 
Special Effects by
Jack Bennett .... special effects
 
Other crew
Joreta C. Cherry .... production coordinator (as Joreta Cherry)
Skip Frazee .... paleontology
 

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80 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Canada:PG (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-14 (cable rating)

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The last of director Larry Buchanan's 8 Azalea productions, bearing a 1969 copyright. Earliest TV showings March 1970.See more »
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Continuity: When Bella the housekeeper first visits the captives in their cell she claps her right hand over her mouth as she realizes she has 'said too much' and, after a cut, removes her LEFT hand to continue speaking.See more »
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Narrator:There is a legend in these hills that when it rains and the sun shines at the same time, the devil is kissing his wife.See more »
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References Creature of Destruction (1967) (TV)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
It's A Stinker!, 5 November 2007
Author: michaeldukey2000 from United States

Larry Buchannan makes Ed Wood look like Preston Sturges but to his credit he conned his way into making more films and having them bought and seen on late night than Wood ever dreamt of.

If you've seen Zontar The Thing From Venus or Curse Of THe Swamp Creature you've basically seen the monster in one form or another since they're all culled from the same suit. One has a top fin,one doesn't,one is just a mask and hands and another is a full suit. Although the creature here is supposed to be a dinosaur man you don't get the feeling that it's supposed to be twenty feet tall until the mad farmer tells you it's twenty feet tall.

As others have stated this is solely a flick for those that are into cinematic badness and seeing every monster movie possible no matter what.The flashback scenes of torture with the chasing and the whistle wake ups are indeed a hilarious highlight.

The nominal star of the picture,Tommy Kirk is devoid of his child star perkiness which coasted him through the mousketeer and beach party days and plays his part with aa annoying monotone that clearly shows the depression and alcoholism setting in for good.

There are about ten minutes of good chuckles in the film but it's really not worth watching without the bots or drunken pals to riff on it unless you're really bored.

Be warned,that if you absolutely have to see the monster in action,it doesn't show up until the final three minutes and then it's kaput!

If you gotta see one Larry Buchannan picture go with The Eye Creatures or Goodbye Norma Jean. He died just recently at the beginning of 2007

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