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It Lives Again -- Frederic Forrest stars in this thrilling sequel "It's Alive." A terrifying look at an ill-fated couple who become the parents of an inhuman infant.

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Director:
Writers:
Larry Cohen (based on characters created for the screen by)
Larry Cohen (written by)
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Release Date:
10 May 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The 'It's Alive' Baby is back... Only now there are three of them. See more »
Plot:
An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Frederic Forrest ... Eugene Scott
Kathleen Lloyd ... Jody Scott

John P. Ryan ... Frank Davis

John Marley ... Mr. Mallory

Andrew Duggan ... Dr. Perry

Eddie Constantine ... Dr. Forest
James Dixon ... Det. Lt. Perkins
Dennis O'Flaherty ... Dr. Peters (as Dennis O' Flaherty)
Melissa Inger ... Valerie

Jill Gatsby ... Cindy (as Victoria Jill)
Bobby Ramsen ... Dr. Santo De Silva
Glenda Young ... Lydia
Lynn Wood ... Jody's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Cannom ... Baby Monster (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Cohen 
 
Writing credits
Larry Cohen (based on characters created for the screen by)

Larry Cohen (written by)

Produced by
Larry Cohen .... producer
William Wellman Jr. .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
 
Cinematography by
Fenton Hamilton (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Curtis Burch  (as Curt Burch)
Louis G. Friedman  (as Louis Friedman)
Carol Oblath  (as Carol O'Blath)
Dennis Michelson (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Rick Baker .... special makeup
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects: assistant to Rick Baker (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Doyle Toliver .... unit manager
Jack N. Young .... production manager: Tucson (as Jack Young)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Reid Freeman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ken Scrivener .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Lewis .... camera operator
Daniel Pearl .... additional photography
Robert K. Feldmann .... key grip: additional photography (uncredited)
Michael Ohrling .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Paul B. Clay .... music editor (as Paul Clay)
Laurie Johnson .... composer: additional music
Laurie Johnson .... conductor (as Mr. Johnson)
Laurie Johnson .... musical adaptation
Laurie Johnson .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Kerry O'Quinn .... music producer (uncredited)
Christopher Palmer .... music associate (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pamela Cohen .... assistant to producer
Vincent Fedrici .... production coordinator: Tucson
Peter Sabiston .... production executive
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"It's Alive 2: It Lives Again" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
91 min | France:68 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:18A (video rating) | Finland:(Banned) (1978) | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 (orginal rating) | Norway:16 (video premiere) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The opening credits for the film were done using director Larry Cohen's own swimming pool.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
All Time LoserSee more »

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Birth of the Scott baby, 20 September 2011
Author: (Vomitron_G) from the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids

"It Lives Again" is a very consistent sequel to the 1974 original "It's Alive". Of course it is, since both films are written, directed and produced by Larry Cohen. He picks things up after the events of the first film, by having Frank Davis (John P. Ryan) - father of the Davis monster baby which was killed at the end of the first film - visit soon-to-be parents Eugene & Jody Scott (Frederic Forest & Kathleen Lloyd). Davis suspects that their baby will be of the same mutant kind of offspring and offers his help (together with a team of doctors, operating outside the authorities' knowledge). For what they want to do, is to save the baby in order for it to live, while the authorities want to exterminate this sudden rash of mutant newborns. That in itself is an original spin on things, and one way for this sequel to differentiate itself from the original. Another thing being that there are not one but three monster babies this time. Also, this time the script expands a little further on the human drama, which wasn't a bad choice of Cohen. The concept of mutant killer babies remains as (un)convincing as it was in the first film. So does the movie's ecological/pharmaceutical message. It's just something you'll have to fly with, as both films play things with a straight face. "It Lives Again" has a slightly higher pace to the events than the original had and about the same production values, making it a worthwhile sequel that's pretty much on par with the original. At the time young SFX artist Rick Baker returned to create the killer babies (don't expect his best work here; he was only getting started). So does composer Bernard Herrmann, who delivers a tense musical score just as decent as he did on the first film. So, the outcome is simple: if you've enjoyed the first film, go ahead and enjoy this sequel. If, however, the concept of killer mutant babies doesn't appeal to you, then you shouldn't bother watching any of these three Larry Cohen films (the third one being "Island of the Alive" from 1987).

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