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As a horror film, It's Alive is surprisingly solid. The only aspects that can be safely classified as weak are the baby/monster (who cares) and the some very choppy action. What makes this movie are the actors and the themes. That's a rare claim for a horror film.
The lead actors are frankly fantastic, and the themes are go way beyond typical for the genre. Sharon Farrell is the quintessential medicated housewife, rolling together stress, trust, hope, fear, and desperate needs to please both her husband and her baby. John Ryan is equally convincing as the suspicious, angry, but conflicted and loving husband. You really never see this many layers in characterization a horror movie.
To top it off, the themes are fascinating. A married couple who hasn't had a baby in 11 years is delighted to finally have a second child. Put aside the fact that the baby is a monster. Assume he's merely deformed or retarded. Mom is guilty and desperate for affirmation. Dad is suspicious of his wife, paranoid of what everyone thinks, and angry at everyone.
This movie is being remade. It's a long shot that the acting will be as good and the themes will be anywhere near as interesting.
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