It's Alive
It's Alive (1973)

Larry Cohen's disturbing little potboiler is mixed with measures of The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby and features a chilling Bernard Herrmann score. The story concerns a monstrous fetus in the womb of Lenore Davies (Sharon Farrell).… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 31, 1973
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2004
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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

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'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

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
Spencer S.
Whatever you were expecting from this maudlin horror schlock, it doesn't pack much fear into its runtime. Instead the film quickly devolves into a manhunt… More
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
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 V
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.