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It's Alive (2008)

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A baby born to a human couple turns out to be a mutant monster with an appetite to kill when scared.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenore Harker
Frank Davis
Chris Davis
Sgt. Perkins
Prof. Baldwin
Dr. Orbinson
Nurse #1 (as Mariana Stanisheva)
Alexis Bergemann ...
Nurse #2
Wrinkled Nurse
Gergana Bouzukova ...
Thin Nurse (as Gergana Bozukova)


Pregnant college student Lenore Harker leaves college before the end of the semester to move to an isolated house with her boyfriend Frank. When Lenore is ready to deliver the baby, they drive to the hospital. In the surgery room, the two doctors and the two nurses are found slaughtered and Lenore and the baby are found covered of blood. When Lenore is released, the family returns to Frank's house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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baby | blood | nurse | mutant | monster | See All (29) »


Please be quiet. Do not wake him up. See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence including bloody images, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 April 2009 (United Arab Emirates)  »

Also Known As:

¡Está Vivo!  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Larry Cohen, writer and director of the original It's Alive (1974), has said of the 2008 remake "I would advise anybody who likes my film to cross the street and avoid seeing the new enchilada." See more »


Cops need a warrant to search a house, and to get a warrant they need probable cause, so the female cop asking Sgt. Perkins if she needed to call for backup, before they knew if anyone was home and before they heard any yelling, makes no sense. See more »


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Written by Kane McGee, Matthew Szlachetka, and Melissa Elena Reiner
Performed by Northstar Session
Published by Kane McGee(BMI)/No Middle Name Publishing(ASCAP)/Aurora Finn(ASCAP)
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Not that bad, actually...
1 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

I love It's Alive, it is a favorite of mine. Cheesy 70's killer baby flick, you can't beat that. I am a big fan of Larry Cohen, and his older flicks, so when I heard a remake was being made I was skeptical. I thought if done right, if they went with a less cheesy approach, it could be decent, at least better than some of the other recent remakes. I wasn't sure what was going on with this film until recently I received a screener of the remake at work. I must say, I actually enjoyed it a lot more than expected. It has flaws, including a CGI killer baby this time...but overall, this film is actually a lot of fun. It isn't the spooky, realistic film it could have been, but it is a bloody good time. Though not as much fun as the original, it is a decent watch, with some decent gore. It really has no relation to the original, other than a killing baby, and the same of the family is still Davis. Overall, if you like the original, it is a decent watch, and if you haven't watched the legendary classic, watch that first, then this. I was just sad they didn't recreate the milkman scene.

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