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
It's newborn, it's alive, and murder is what it knows best.
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Did You Know?
"It's Alive" was filmed and edited simultaneously with another Larry Cohen feature, Hell Up in Harlem
(1973), which was shot on the weekends during the production of "It's Alive." This means that many of the cast and crew put in consecutive 7 day work weeks to create the films. See more
In a shot of the rustling bushes outside the hospital, a string can be clearly seen tied to them in order to make them move. See more
Hunting and killing babies doesn't seem to be my specialty.
Referenced in Waxwork