It Lives Again
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Writer-director Larry Cohen followed his ragged but interesting horror hit It's Alive! with this sequel, which surpassed the original in both creativity and technical expertise. The story opens as another expectant couple, Eugene and Jody Scott (Frederic Forrest and Kathleen Lloyd), are paid a surprise visit by a stranger who turns out to be Frank Davies (John P. Ryan), the father of the original monster baby from the previous film. Davies warns the couple that their unborn child may be similarly at risk, and thereby in mortal danger from a nationwide task force dedicated to destroying the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Less lively than the original."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The second and third parts of Larry Cohen's It's Alive trilogy are by turns silly and sublime."
‑ Joshua Vasquez, Slant Magazine
"plain boring"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Stylish little sequel to the freakish success, It's Alive."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Proves poised in its balancing of humor, terror and tragedy."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
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