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It Lives Again
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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 »
User Reviews:
A Disappointment See more (31 total) »

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:
Features It's Alive (1974)See more »
Soundtrack:
All Time LoserSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A Disappointment, 10 November 2004
Author: Big_Captain_Splatter from C-Town

I watched the first IT'S ALIVE movie, and loved it. I was very anxious to see the second film. I waited almost a year, waiting to see this movie that I was sure was going to be as good as the original. Finally, I bought the IT'S ALIVE 2&3 Double Feature DVD. So, I sat back, and played IT LIVES AGAIN.

The film takes place a year or so after the first movie. It begins with a couple that is having a baby shower. When everyone leaves, they see that a strange man is in they're house. A man that they don't know. He introduces himself as Frank Davis. The couple recognizes Frank as the man who had the monster baby that they read about. He warns them that they're baby is going to be one of the monster babies. He wants to help them save it, before the government destroys it. Once the baby is born, they take IT, and the father to a place in LA, where they have two other monster babies. But, the government tracks them down, and raids the place looking for the baby. In all the commotion, the three babies escape, and the killing begins once again.

The film began very promising and suspenseful, but as the movie went on it went lower and lower until after awhile it was flat out boring. The only way I recommend seeing this film, is if you're a big fan of the original and want to know what happens next.

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