The film that put maverick producer-writer-director Larry Cohen on the map, IT'S ALIVE is a justifiably praised low-budget effort that delves into the dark side of American family life from a horror-movie perspective. The film opens as proud parents Frank and Lenore Davies (John P. Ryan and
Sharon Farrell) enter the hospital to deliver their new child. Suddenly all hell breaks loose in the delivery room, as Lenore gives birth to a monstrous baby that kills several hospital personnel before scurrying off into the night. (The mutation may have been caused by a new fertility drug pushed
on mothers by the pharmaceutical industry.) The horrifed parents are torn: while L...