Cinema: Scarred at Birth

IT'S ALIVE

Directed and Written by LARRY COHEN

Schlock shock is a proliferating film subspecies: the horror flick that will do anything, show anything, to churn a stomach and raise some neck hair. The trend started several years back with Night of the Living Dead, wherein marauding zombies dined on freshly slain humans. The movie was made on lo cation around Pittsburgh — that sounds like the first line of a joke but it's a fact — employing local actors and a great many spare parts from nearby butcher shops. The movie won a campy-seedy reputation and turned a nice profit. Imitations...

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