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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
 
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Joreta C. Cherry .... production coordinator (as Joreta Cherry)
Skip Frazee .... paleontology
 

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80 min
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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: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Creature of Destruction (1967) (TV)See more »

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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Not the whistle,NOT THE WHISTLE!, 8 March 2005
Author: randall pennington (rpennington9@comcast.net) from Chattanooga, Tennessee

Once again Larry Buchannan proves he is king of the completely incompetent.He can't direct even a descent scene,can't write one coherent line of dialogue,can't even get a decent actor to give a believable performance.It still amazes me that he was able to direct twenty nine features.Was he independently wealthy?He must have been,for who would have continuously funded this lunatic moron.

This feature has as its lead,Tommy Kirk,who starred in many early sixties Disney flicks,including Swiss Family Robinson.He is supposedly some sort of paleontologist,who is out in the field,doing who knows what,and is interrupted by a couple who is lost.he directs them to the home of this complete lunatic,who locks them up in this cave/exhibit.They apparently are to be food for some prehistoric lizard/man.Kirk,we later find out,knew of these creatures(he's a paleontologist stupid).It might possibly been an OK b movie had it not been incompetently written,badly acted,and terribly directed.

My favorite scene,is where the housekeeper tells of how he(the crazy owner)tortured her(its told in flashback),by locking her in a heated room ,with a comfortable bed,three meals a day,and where he awakens her daily by blowing a whistle in her ear(can you imagine,I cringe just thinking about it).

This movie was supposed to be a horror film.But instead,it was just a horrible film.Tommy Kirk,I believe you really tried,but I don't think that Tom Hanks,Hillary Swank,and even Nicholson could have saved this film.The only positive thing I can say about it,is that at least its better than Eye Creatures.rp

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