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It's Alive (1974)

PG | | Horror | October 1974 (USA)
The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared.

Director:

Larry Cohen

Writer:

Larry Cohen

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John P. Ryan ... Frank Davies (as John Ryan)
Sharon Farrell ... Lenore Davies
Andrew Duggan ... The Professor
Guy Stockwell ... Bob Clayton
James Dixon ... Lt. Perkins
Michael Ansara ... The Captain
Robert Emhardt ... The Executive
William Wellman Jr. ... Charley
Shamus Locke ... The Doctor
Nancy Burnett Nancy Burnett ... Nurse (as Mary Nancy Burnett)
Patrick McAllister Patrick McAllister ... Expectant Father (as Patrick Macallister)
Daniel Holzman Daniel Holzman ... Chris
Diana Hale Diana Hale ... Secretary
Gerald York Gerald York ... Expectant Father
Jerry Taft Jerry Taft ... Expectant Father
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The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared.

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The ONE film you should not see alone See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby Killer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,000,000, 31 December 1974
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Uncle Charley takes a Chris fishing, you can see the license plate on Charley's car is WAW JR. This stands for William A Wellman, Jr., the actor playing Charley. This appears to indicate that Wellman was driving his own car for the shot or it was an in joke. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Lieutenant Perkins: [Last line] Another one's been born in Seattle...
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Labor Pains
24 October 2002 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

IT'S ALIVE (1974) ** John Ryan, Sharon Farrell, James Dixon, William Wellman, Jr., Daniel Holzman, Guy Stockwell, Michael Ansara. Cult horror classic conceived by filmmaker Larry Cohen with his signature low-budget aplomb probes many fears (pregnancy, parenthood, chemically enhanced polutions et al) when a loving family's latest offspring turns out to be a murderous monstrosity. Subjective camera angles and quick interspersed cuts of the 'infant' (created by a young Rick Baker, Future Oscar-winning MonsterMaker!) give a few good chills in this fairly middling, tongue-in-cheek genre flick.


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