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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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An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America.

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Taglines:

The monster child returns - but now there are three! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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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

Frank Davis: Why are you trying so hard to do your job?
Mr. Mallory: I have a high regard for the human race, I want to see that it sticks around a little while longer.
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Connections

References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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Dreaming
by Billy Kinsley
Performed by Liverpool Express (as The Liverpool Express)
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Another bouncing baby mutant
5 June 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

After the first film It's Alive about a mutant baby that's a real killer fresh from the womb, it was decided a sequel was in order. The first must have made a few dollars, that is how these things are decided.

Returning from the first film is John P. Ryan the father who killed his own mutant and now has a mission in life, maybe to save others who are now showing up in the population. Which is why he visits Frederic Forrest and Kathleen Lloyd another expectant set of parents.

After that things get real silly as the all seeing government in the person of John Marley gets into the act. There's also an institute that wants to house and study the mutants that's headed by Andrew Duggan. All these plot elements combine for one bloody ending.

Not that the first film was a world beater, but it's Citizen Kane next to this.


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