31 Days Of B-Movie Horrors: It’s Alive

Its Alive“There’s only one thing wrong with the Davis baby… It’s Alive.”

John P. Ryan and Sharon Farrell are the Davis family and they’re expecting their second child. The baby is delivered and much to the shock and horror of the doctors and nurses, the baby is deformed. It’s been born with fangs and claws and it quickly attacks the doctors and nurses killing them all expect Sharon Farrell.

Ryan comes into the room and sees the carnage but the baby escapes. The police start hunting the infant and Ryan decides that he won’t be father of such a monster and starts hunting it down to kill it himself.

It seems that a pharmaceutical company supplied the drugs that deformed the baby and it wants it dead so that it can’t be traced back to them. Meanwhile baby is trying to make it’s way home, killing people along the way.

This 1974 Larry Cohen movie amuses me, it’s fast paced and entertaining. Strangely the scariest thing about the film is the TV commercial for the movies re-release in 1977. Damn commercial freaked me out as a kid. The film spawned two sequels both directed by Larry Cohen.


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Author: Shane Hnetka

Shane Hnetka spends most of his life watching movies and reading comic books, using his vast knowledge of genre culture for evil instead of good.