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'It's Alive!' (1969)

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A loony farmer finds a prehistoric monster hiding in a cavern on his land. To feed his newest critter, the farmer kidnaps three people. The three desperately try to escape and finally, one of them succeeds.

Director:

Larry Buchanan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tommy Kirk ... Wayne Thomas
Shirley Bonne Shirley Bonne ... Leilla Sterns
Bill Thurman ... Greely / Monster (as Billy Thurman)
Annabelle Weenick ... Bella (as Annabelle MacAdams)
Corveth Ousterhouse Corveth Ousterhouse ... Norman Sterns
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Storyline

A loony farmer finds a prehistoric monster hiding in a cavern on his land. To feed his newest critter, the farmer kidnaps three people. The three desperately try to escape and finally, one of them succeeds.

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Trapped In a Cave of Terror!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Beaver Lake, Arkansas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Azalea Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The last of director Larry Buchanan's 8 Azalea productions, bearing a 1969 copyright. Earliest TV showings March 1970. See more »

Goofs

The housekeeper's flashback to her arrival, capture, and attempted escape is full of continuity errors including two hair style changes and two clothing changes for her. When she splashes the hydrogen peroxide into the face of her captor, his face is obviously already wet from previous takes. He is also wearing a different, dry shirt once he catches her after the splashing. See more »

Quotes

Wayne Thomas: You see, I'm a paleontologist.
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Connections

References Creature of Destruction (1967) See more »

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It "is" Alive!
17 February 2007 | by actionguy1See all my reviews

This movie was extremely disturbing to me when I first saw it as a kid. Early 70's, late night "Creature Features"! The stock music that Larry Buchanan always used in his movies contributed a lot. But what really disturbed me the most was Billy Thurman's loony character. He physically resembled an uncle of mine! That was really creepy! Considering my uncle is a nice guy. The monster was hokey as hell, but still creeped me out.(Hey! I was 10 years old!) The real monster though, was Bill Thurman's character. He played it with his usual "intensity", and it was scary! No, it will never go down in history as a "classic", but I would like to have it on DVD, to bring back that 10 year old. Just so he can laugh at it now!


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