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It Lives Again (1978)

R | | Horror | 10 May 1978 (USA)
An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America.

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An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America.

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The 'It's Alive' Baby is back... Only now there are three of them. See more »

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It's Alive 2: It Lives Again  »

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The opening credits for the film were done using director Larry Cohen's own swimming pool. See more »

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The man who gives Jody the instructions for the pick up, tells her to go to the movies and go out fifteen minutes after the beginning. When she gets out, we can see that the movie ('Enter the Dragon') is running almost at the final sequences. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Mallory: [to Eugene;as the baby attacks him] if you're human you'll kill it.
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Features It's Alive (1974) See more »

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All Time Loser
by Billy Kinsley, Roger Craig, Tony Coates (as Anthony Coates), Derek Cashin
Performed by Liverpool Express (as The Liverpool Express)
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Good first half, then falls apart
24 May 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I thought the first movie of this series was a pretty mediocre effort all around, so my hopes were not high when I sat down to watch this sequel. To my surprise, for quite a while I thought that this movie was shaping up to be much better than the original movie. The production values are a lot better, for one thing. Also, the first half of the movie, with the new and old characters, is surprisingly engaging. It was a new angle and not simply copying the first movie.

However, around the halfway point, the movie starts to fall apart and gets more tedious as it progresses. There's a lot less horror in this sequel than the first movie - in fact, the first real horror sequence only happens when more than half an hour of the running time has passed! The real problem is that the movie simply becomes boring and a tough slog to get through. Too bad, since writer/director Larry Cohen did have the stuff to make a better film.

One last thing: "It Lives Again" was rated "R", while the first movie got a "PG" rating. Which I don't understand, because "It Lives Again" has no nudity, no sex, no foul language, and far less blood and horror than the first film!


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