It's Alive
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The 1974 horror classic It's Alive follows the exploits of a rampaging, cannibalistic newborn. The action begins right in the delivery room, when the fanged darling puts and end to its doctor and nurse. Various improbable theories are put forward to explain how it came to be the way it is: radiation, chemicals, and...sibling rivalry. Ravenous, the little fellow soon graduates to chowing down on a milk truck and its inhabitants. With cold-blooded scientists and the army in pursuit, it is possible that Los Angeles will survive its encounter with this mutant child. The 1978 sequel is called… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A far-fetched cult thriller."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Entertaining cheese."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"This is no Rosemary's Baby but more like a campy Godzilla in diapers."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"rather scary little 70s cheap horror"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"One part allegory on familial tensions and one part commentary on environmental and biological poisoning."
‑ Joshua Vasquez, Slant Magazine
"Choice Cohen schlock. 'There's only one thing wrong with the Davis's alive.'"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A deeply terrifying portrait of child-parent relationships and intolerant fears of "otherness" defined as much by its sociological sharpness as its gore."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"You wouldn't want to confuse what Cohen does for art, but for its genre It's Alive! manages a few neat tricks"
‑ Jake Euker,
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