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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!
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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  (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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Buchanan ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Buchanan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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 »
Continuity: The housekeeper's flashback to her arrival, capture, and attempted escape is full of continuity errors including two hair style changes and two clothing changes for her. When she splashes the hydrogen peroxide into the face of her captor, his face is obviously already wet from previous takes. He is also wearing a different, dry shirt once he catches her after the splashing.See more »
Wayne Thomas:You see, I'm a paleontologist.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Creature of Destruction (1967) (TV)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Not entirely bad...just about 97.3%, 26 December 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This film was included on a DVD along with another wretched American-International release, YEAR 2889. Both were made by a company called Azalea Pictures--who produced only about a dozen films and several of them were even worse than these two!! MARS NEED WOMEN and ZONTAR: THE THING FROM VENUS actually manage to be even worse!! Of the two film on the disk, IT'S ALIVE is definitely the better film--but this is like comparing the Black Plague to Ebola--they're both rather nasty!

A couple from New York gets lost in the Ozarks (that probably happens all the time) and wander down the wrong road. When they meet up with a guy who offers to help, he turns out to be a maniac who wants to feed him to his "pet"--a primordial creature who is seemingly indestructible. Most of the film they are kept locked in a cave and it does manage to have some genuinely scary moments--until you see the creature! Instead of causing panic or screams, most who see it would probably laugh out loud as it looks as if they spent about $30 assembling a costume out of stuff they found lying around the house or in a junk shop! It's too bad, as apart from the 'monster', the film has a scary atmosphere and a certain low-budget charm. In particular, the first victim of the monster is someone who is such a jerk that the audience will no doubt enjoy this scene much more than if it had just been the stereotypical victim. Still, this isn't enough to salvage the film. It still has the look of a 4th-rate drive-in film--the type movie that makes Roger Corman's old horror films look like classics!

Worth a peek if you are a fan of bad films--otherwise see it at your own risk.

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