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It Lives Again (1978)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 10 May 1978 (USA)
An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America.

Director:

Larry Cohen

Writers:

Larry Cohen (based on characters created for the screen by), Larry Cohen
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frederic Forrest ... Eugene Scott
Kathleen Lloyd ... Jody Scott
John P. Ryan ... Frank Davis
John Marley ... Mr. Mallory
Andrew Duggan ... Dr. Perry
Eddie Constantine ... Dr. Forest
James Dixon ... Det. Lt. Perkins
Dennis O'Flaherty Dennis O'Flaherty ... Dr. Peters (as Dennis O' Flaherty)
Melissa Inger Melissa Inger ... Valerie
Jill Gatsby ... Cindy (as Victoria Jill)
Bobby Ramsen Bobby Ramsen ... Dr. Santo De Silva
Glenda Young Glenda Young ... Lydia
Lynn Wood ... Jody's Mother
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Storyline

An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America.

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Taglines:

The 'It's Alive' Baby is back... Only now there are three of them. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Alive 2: It Lives Again See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Larco Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kathleen Lloyd, Frederic Forrest and (original It's Alive actor) John P. Ryan were all in the quirky Western action/comedy The Missouri Breaks the previous year. See more »

Goofs

When John P. Ryan and Kathleen Lloyd are sitting on the couch talking after the baby shower, the boom mic is blatantly visible sticking out from under the coffee table. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Mallory: I had a feeling that you couldn't be trusted.
Frank Davis: I'd like you to take a look at this chart
[reveals revolver]
Frank Davis: persuasive isn't it. You could call it a case of temporary insanity, tell them to bring the husband up here to see his wife, come on.
Mr. Mallory: bring the father down on the double.
Frank Davis: Very good.
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Soundtracks

Dreaming
by Billy Kinsley
Performed by Liverpool Express (as The Liverpool Express)
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There's a magic about the IT'S ALIVE films I love them and can't understand why people hate them
7 January 2007 | by safeinheavenSee all my reviews

It's Alive epitomizes the realization of the perennial fears: this could really happen and the (Frankenstien-esqe) ideal of setting something in motion that cannot be controlled or committing an act that you cannot repeal or take back. The First Its alive is truly an epic, we have Davis wanting to kill his monster-baby and evolving to the point of wanting to protect it--an adroit display of humanism. It Lives Again multiplies the fears of the first film exponentially by 3 (there are three babies) and the motives of the main characters evolve as well.

Part 3 still manages to pull on my heart-strings yet its tired-feeling. I look beyond the technical deficiencies of all three films and am captivated my their magic. Somehow fans allow themselves to watch King Kong 1933, Phantom of the Opera 1925, The Lost World 1925, and Niosferatu 1922 and three of these films don't have sound and all are shot in black and white and King Kong's effects are far out-dated. We have to look beyond a lot of things to really, to be carried away . . . too often our expectations are too high and we're not humbled in our approach to these genre pictures. A lot of us don't go to church because we feel its boring because there's nothing there . . . same with the movies . . . we have to allow ourselves to feel sometimes what's really there in order to love the films.


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