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It's Alive is a 1974 American horror film written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen. In the film, a couple's infant child turns out to be a vicious mutant monster that kills when frightened. Notable talents involved in the movie were Bernard Herrmann who composed the score (noted for his work on many films of Alfred Hitchcock) and Rick Baker for makeup and puppet effects. The film was followed by two sequels, It Lives Again (1978) and It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) and a remake, It's Alive (2008).

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Featured Cast

  1. John P. Ryan

    John P. Ryan

    Frank Davis

  2. Michael Moriarty

    Michael Moriarty

    Stephen Jarvis

  3. Frederic Forrest

    Frederic Forrest

    Eugene Scott

  4. Kathleen Lloyd

    Kathleen Lloyd

    Jody Scott

  5. Karen Black

    Karen Black

    Ellen Jarvis

  6. Sharon Farrell

    Sharon Farrell

    Lenore Davis

  7. Andrew Duggan

    Andrew Duggan

    Dr. Perry, The Professor

  8. Laurene Landon
  9. Gerrit Graham

    Gerrit Graham


  10. John Marley

    John Marley

    Mr. Mallory

  11. Guy Stockwell

    Guy Stockwell

    Bob Clayton

  12. Macdonald Carey

    Macdonald Carey

    Judge Watson

  13. Eddie Constantine

    Eddie Constantine

    Dr. Forrest

  14. Michael Ansara

    Michael Ansara

    The Captain

Featured Crew

  1. Larry Cohen

    Larry Cohen

    Writing, Directing

The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cynicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for them leads an expedition to the island to free them.

May 10, 1978

An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America.

April 26, 1974

Lenore Davis and her husband Frank are about to have their second child. As she gives birth, the newborn baby vanishes and leaves behind five dead bodies. It's up to the police and Frank to figure out where their mutated child has gone.

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