The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cycnicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for... See full summary »
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(at around 1h 07 mins) When the character Frank is approaching the baby bed, you can see a crew member reflected in the mirror to Frank's right (the viewer's left). See more »
[to the infant]
ahhh, I know I know it hurts look I know that but everything's going to be alright see I was... I was scared like you are, shhh shh you mustn't cry because if you cry they'll hear you and they'll come
[puts rifle down]
all right,its alright you're alright
[covers infant in coat]
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Had the Davis baby been breast-fed, this massacre might never have happened.
Screw the negative reviews! If you're into Larry Cohen movies, you will most certainly enjoy this one. Sure it's cheezy, sure it's unbelievable, but nevertheless, it's fun!
What few realize is that this film was intended as a spoof of sorts on Roman Polanski's film, "ROSEMARY'S BABY". You cannot watch this, or either of it's sequels, expecting to take things completely seriously.
John P. Ryan, who plays Frank Davis, is great in this. Ryan, in my opinion, is a terrific actor and is always worth watching. Cohen employed the talents of legendary composer, Bernard Herrmann, to score this film. The score, being one of Herrmann's last compositions, is truly tremendous and gives the film it's essential monster movie feel. Rumor has it that Herrmann passed on an opportunity to score William Friedkin's mainstream horror film, "THE EXORCIST", in favor of this independent project.
If you're looking for a great exploitation epic from the grand ol' days of '70s cinema, you won't be disappointed. The sequels, "IT LIVES AGAIN" and "IT'S ALIVE III: ISLAND OF THE ALIVE", are also worth a look.
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