Battle #249: The Baby (1973) VS It's Alive (1974)

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Hellbilly, Sep 16, 2006.

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  1. The Baby (1973)

    12.5%
  2. It's Alive (1974)

    87.5%
  1. Hellbilly

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  2. Luna

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    It's been a long, long time since I saw It's Alive, but since The Baby holds such a special place in my heart, I don't really know if it can top that. If I see It's Alive again soon and change my vote I'll post here, I guess. :D
     
  3. onebyone

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    It's Alive is a deep and true love of mine. The Baby is good, but not nearly that good.
     
  4. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    After having seen both recently, I can easily say I vote for It's Alive. Cohen is a master.
     
  5. fceurich39

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    it's alive easily
     
  6. maskull

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    Nice to see the love for It's Alive. I just bought it last week (blind buy) and was hoping it wasn't going to be crappy. At least I have hope now. Oh well, it was only $5 anyway.
     
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    I went for the Baby only casue of the great sick 70's twist ending.
     
  8. satans-sadists

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    Strongly agree! Larry Cohen is one of the best!
     
  9. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I guess I get why these were paired up but, wow, they couldn't be anymore different.

    I voted for The Baby because it's exactly the kind of post-John Waters weird that makes the 70's so endearing. Not really a horror film either, until the last 8 minutes.

    I need to rewatch It's Alive to rekindle my personal investment in it. But, frankly, I tend to prefer Cohen's 80's aesthetic. I may be the only person alive who adores Wicked Stepmother for the music and cheesy Barbara Carrere Walks Into a Room with Airblown Hair and Makes All the Men Pause scenes. Hence why Island of the Alive has always been my favorite film of the franchise.
     
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    It's Alive
     

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