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Joyce Van Patten
Heavily pregnant Lenore Davis tells her husband, Frank, that she is in labor. They leave their eleven year-old son Chris with their friend Charley and they head to the Community Hospital. Lenore feels that something is wrong and delivers a monster that kills the team in the delivery room and escapes through a skylight. Lieutenant Perkins comes to the hospital to investigate the murder and the press divulges the identity of the parents. Frank discovers a dark secret about Lenore and the baby. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Had the Davis baby been breast-fed, this massacre might never have happened.
Screw the negative reviews! If you're into Larry Cohen movies, you will most certainly enjoy this one. Sure it's cheezy, sure it's unbelievable, but nevertheless, it's fun!
What few realize is that this film was intended as a spoof of sorts on Roman Polanski's film, "ROSEMARY'S BABY". You cannot watch this, or either of it's sequels, expecting to take things completely seriously.
John P. Ryan, who plays Frank Davis, is great in this. Ryan, in my opinion, is a terrific actor and is always worth watching. Cohen employed the talents of legendary composer, Bernard Herrmann, to score this film. The score, being one of Herrmann's last compositions, is truly tremendous and gives the film it's essential monster movie feel. Rumor has it that Herrmann passed on an opportunity to score William Friedkin's mainstream horror film, "THE EXORCIST", in favor of this independent project.
If you're looking for a great exploitation epic from the grand ol' days of '70s cinema, you won't be disappointed. The sequels, "IT LIVES AGAIN" and "IT'S ALIVE III: ISLAND OF THE ALIVE", are also worth a look.
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