It's Alive trailer is...online
Totally off on a tangent, while I'm posting trailers and clips, is this trailer for an upcoming horror film called It's Alive, and it's a bit of a dichotomy.
For a start there are some well filmed moments and the trailer looks pretty interesting, but then there's the whole premise of the story and some of the actors who are in it. Surprise or disaster, you decide.
It's Alive, and here's where I might lose a lot of you, is the story of a woman who gives birth to a baby that turns out to be some kind of monster. Now that's not figuratively speaking, I mean that, it really is a monster and it starts to kill.
To begin with it kills everyone on the operating room at the hospital where the woman is undergoing a particularly difficult birth, but the baby looks normal and perfectly fine...until it wants to feed...or just kill.
Yeah, I started getting lost too. It's Alive is directed by Josef Rusnak and is a remake of a 1974 film written by Larry Cohen who also worked on this screenplay along with Paul Sopocy and James Portolese, so there is some interesting talent here, particularly in horror. Perhaps that's why the trailer looks so intriguing.
However the idea just loses me, until we see the mother starting to protect the child, and that's a rather clever and interesting aspect of the story.
So you can see why it would gather some interest, although I do believe it's going to turn out to be another low budget horror.
Bijou Phillips, James Murray and Jack Ellis star in the film, if I listed Hostel: Part II (Filmstalker review), Primeval and Coronation Street in that order you'd then know exactly who I was talking about, and there are a few British television actors and actresses in the film.
I don't know, something a little extra does seem to be peering through the cracks, and yet the while idea sounds a little ludicrious.
Here's the extended trailer through Icons of Fright so that you can make up your own mind. Me, I like my horror a little more thought provoking and less spraying.