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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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Thin Nurse (as Gergana Bozukova)
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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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Please be quiet. Do not wake him up. See more »

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

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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
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Should have been aborted…
28 February 2012 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

This rather dumb, I even daresay downright imbecilic, flick is a prototypic example of why people righteously hate horror movie remakes. And yet, I started watching it with a very open mindset and actually hoped for a pleasant surprise. Why? Because, for once, it's not just another redundant remake of a bona fide genre classic that totally doesn't need an update version. Like "Nightmare on Elm Street" or "Friday the 13th", for example. Why should they be remade? The original "It's Alive", on the other hand, was an extremely low-budgeted and often clumsily put together obscure cult gem from the early 1970's! That's an ideal film to bring to the attention of wider horror audiences through a remake. Unfortunately, it turned out a total failure of a film, with an insubstantial script, a total lack of tension and atmosphere and embarrassing gore/splatter effects. Bijou Philips gives birth to a baby 'only a mother could love'. The offspring immediately slaughters all the hospital staff in the delivery room and, since it's so exceptionally large and overdeveloped, it also regularly needs extra snacks like psychiatrists, bimbo blond friends and stoner boyfriends. Mommy carefully cleans up the mess junior makes (and doesn't even seem to worry that much) and daddy doesn't seem to have clue of what's going on. The monster baby is mainly kept off-screen, maybe for the best, and all the CGI butchering effects are pathetic. "It's Alive" couldn't even scare an infant. The cute Bijou Philips tries hard to make her character plausible, but the script is simply too idiotic. Larry Cohen, writer/director of the original as well as numerous other cult classics, co-wrote the script of this inferior remake, strangely enough. Perhaps he deliberately sabotaged the whole thing, hoping people would take the effort to check out the original again instead. Good job, Larry, it worked!


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