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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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This has the unusual distinction of being a remake of a movie that was never made in the first place. When American International made a deal with Larry Buchanan to remake some of their movies ("It Conquered the World" became "Zontar, the Thing from Venus," "The She-Creature" became "Creature of Destruction" and so forth), they evidently included a script based on Richard Matheson's story "Being." The production had gone by several titles, including "G.O.O.", and was to have starred Peter Lorre and Elsa Lanchester. Apparently Lorre's death canceled the project, so AIP earned back some of their money by passing the script on to Buchanan.See more »
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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 »
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Wayne Thomas:You see, I'm a paleontologist.See more »
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References Creature of Destruction (1967) (TV)See more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
I *love* this hideous movie!, 2 March 2007
Author: emguy from Maryland

I give this movie 1 star, but I mean it in a good way. ;-) How do you rate a hideously awful movie you have so much fun watching? It makes "Plan 9" look good. It makes "Manos" -- okay, never mind, not Manos. "Eegah" maybe, but not "Manos." This is one for the MST3K crowd. My brother and I had stumbled across it on TV many years ago. It was by far the worst movie we had seen up to that point, and we cracked up all the way through it.

Years passed, and we had completely forgotten its title. I was on a slow quest to try to find the title again. Finally, finally, I described it in an online forum (before IMDb) and someone told me the title. The next quest was to find a copy. Time passed, and my lovely bride got me the DVD as a gift. We had to share it with our horrible-movie-watching gang.

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