It's Alive
It's Alive (1973)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 2004
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Critic Score
69%
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39%



Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A far-fetched cult thriller.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Entertaining cheese.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

This is no Rosemary's Baby but more like a campy Godzilla in diapers.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

rather scary little 70s cheap horror

Joshua Vasquez
Slant Magazine

One part allegory on familial tensions and one part commentary on environmental and biological poisoning.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Choice Cohen schlock. 'There's only one thing wrong with the Davis baby...it's alive.'

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A deeply terrifying portrait of child-parent relationships and intolerant fears of "otherness" defined as much by its sociological sharpness as its gore.

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Jake Euker
Filmcritic.com

You wouldn't want to confuse what Cohen does for art, but for its genre It's Alive! manages a few neat tricks

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Lee ?
A mother gives birth to a violent mutant baby that goes on a rampage. It's a little silly but watchable comic horror. Most of the kills take place off… More
Dead Angel
This was similar to "Grace". I did enjoyed at first but later it became quite boring.
AJ Verser
This movie is like a sequel to Rosemary's Baby combined with a bio-hazard type movie. I'm not sure whether or not it was a good idea, but it is… More
Kylie B
The ending saved this from being unbearable.
Jason Owens
Wow, don't see many movies that are better liked critically than by users! I liked it a good bit. Not as scary as I'd always heard it was from my… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
It has its good moments, but gets murky when the police go hunting the monster-baby down in the sewers. They try to make it scarier by only offering brief… More