It's Alive!

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released on April 26, 1974 (Chicago, Illinois) (limited) | October 16, 1974 (Los Angeles)
  • Color
  • Running Time: 91 Min.
  • Production Co: Larco Productions | Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Distribution Co: Warner Bros. Pictures (USA) (theatrical)
  • Written and Directed by Larry Cohen
  • Starring John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, James Dixon, William Wellman Jr., Shamus Locke
  • Produced by Larry Cohen, Peter Sabiston, Janelle Webb
  • Original Music by Bernard Herrmann
  • Cinematography by Fenton Hamilton
  • Film Editing by Peter Honess

Plot Summary

  • The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared.

Also Known As

  • Baby Killer (Italy / USA) (working title)
  • A jednak zyje (Poland)
  • Estoy vivo (Spain)
  • Det Lever (Finland) (informal title) (Swedish title)
  • Le Monstre est vivant (France)
  • El Monstruo está vivo (Argentina)
  • Nasce um Monstro (Brazil)
  • Se on elossa! (Finland) (informal title)
  • To Teras (Greece)
  • Die Wiege des Bösen (Germany)


  • Whatever it is, it's alive and deadly.
  • There's only ONE thing wrong with the Davis baby: it's alive.
  • It was born three days ago. It has killed seven people. Its parents are human beings. Whatever it is, it's alive!
  • It's newborn, it's alive, and murder is what it knows best.
  • The ONE film you should not see alone.
  • Save your screams until you see its face.
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