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It's Alive (2009)

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A baby born to a human couple turns out to be a mutant monster with an appetite to kill when scared.

Director:

Josef Rusnak

Writers:

Larry Cohen (screenplay), Paul Sopocy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bijou Phillips ... Lenore Harker
James Murray ... Frank Davis
Raphaël Coleman ... Chris Davis
Owen Teale ... Sgt. Perkins
Ty Glaser ... Marnie
Oliver Coopersmith ... Mike
Ioan Karamfilov ... Adam
Jack Ellis ... Prof. Baldwin
Skye Bennett ... Nicole
Arkie Reece ... Perry
Todd Jensen ... Dr. Orbinson
Mariana Stansheva ... Nurse #1 (as Mariana Stanisheva)
Alexis Bergemann Alexis Bergemann ... Nurse #2
Michal Yannai ... Wrinkled Nurse
Gergana Bouzukova Gergana Bouzukova ... Thin Nurse (as Gergana Bozukova)
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Pregnant college student Lenore Harker leaves college before the end of the semester to move to an isolated house with her boyfriend Frank. When Lenore is ready to deliver the baby, they drive to the hospital. In the surgery room, the two doctors and the two nurses are found slaughtered and Lenore and the baby are found covered of blood. When Lenore is released, the family returns to Frank's house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A baby's thoughts aren't always innocent. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence including bloody images, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Larry Cohen, writer and director of the original It's Alive (1974), has said of the 2008 remake "I would advise anybody who likes my film to cross the street and avoid seeing the new enchilada." See more »

Goofs

Cops need a warrant to search a house, and to get a warrant they need probable cause, so the female cop asking Sgt. Perkins if she needed to call for backup, before they knew if anyone was home and before they heard any yelling, makes no sense. See more »

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Seriously?
1 November 2009 | by HeislegendSee all my reviews

It takes a lot for a movie to make me actually angry. And I don't just mean in a "holy crap, that was awful" kind of way. I mean for it to make me sit there with a face full of scowl for the whole thing. Yet It's Alive has accomplished that. To be fair, I should have known what I was getting into. There are very few homicidal baby movies that have ever been executed to even an acceptable degree.

There's really not much going on here. A girl takes a break from college to have a baby and weird stuff starts happening. Now this might be forgivable if...say...mommy and daddy had no clue what was going on. But mom knows damn well and seems totally cool with it. I understand most parents will forgive their children just about anything, but there's got to be a limit. So Bijou Phillips, who needs to pick a new, less ridiculous name, spend the whole movie ignoring the fact that her baby is evil incarnate and even enabling it from time to time. This (sort of) gets explained about 3/4 of the way through, but it's such an awful explanation and the movie so horrible that by that time you won't care.

There is nothing redeemable here. The acting is capable but still somehow annoying. The kill scenes are fun in an over the too kind of way, but there's not nearly enough of them to justify the rest of this trash. Ummm...they didn't kill any puppies? Is that something you can applaud a movie for? Seriously, I have trouble thinking of a single good thing to say about this film. I'm not going to whine about it being the worst movie ever, but I absolutely hated it it.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2009 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

¡Está Vivo! See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,035,267
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