Sandman is our host, and today’s horror choice is the funniest horror movie we’ve seen.
Now, I don’t know whether to go with a humorous horror movie (like the classic An American Werewolf in London which I found hysterical) or a horror movie that made me laugh because it was so bad.
I think it was the pram shaking and blood spurting everywhere that made me realise I couldn’t take it seriously.
It’s Alive is a 1974 American science fiction horror film written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen. It stars John P. Ryan and Sharon Farrell as a couple whose infant child turns out to be a vicious mutant. The film’s cast also includes James Dixon, William Wellman Jr., Shamus Locke, Andrew Duggan, Guy Stockwell, and Michael Ansara. The baby was designed and created by special effects make-up artist Rick Baker, and the film’s score was composed by Bernard Herrmann.
It’s Alive was distributed by Warner Bros. and received mixed reviews upon release. It spawned two sequels, It Lives Again (1978) and It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987), as well as a 2009 remake.