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IT CONQUERED THE WORLD - 1974
USA Release: Oct. 1974
Warner Bros., Larco Productions
Rating: USA: R

In the 1970s, where so many of today's most successful franchises germinated (JAWS, THE EXORCIST, THE OMEN, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, STAR WARS, ALIEN, THE EVIL DEAD), the major studios were wildly inventive and far from risk averse.

Throughout the 1980s this Risk Everything, Win All approach, slowly gave way to formulaic and tried and true methods that, by the 1990s, flopped so often that they destroyed otherwise successful franchises, and many of the major studios (United Artists, MGM), went bankrupt, were parceled off or sold whole to other interests. Nearly all of the majors except Disney: Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox (now owned by Disney) have been sold and resold so many times no actual "corporate culture" exists except their Play It Safe default. What few survive today are under whole new owners who continue the bad formula to this day with nothing to show for their efforts but a bean counting bottom line.

That said, the major studios recognize the value in some of their properties that lived long healthy lives on cult recognition.

As of this writing only two of the majors that stayed true to taking cinematic risks, still endure. One of them is Disney, the other one is Warner Bros., franchise owner of Larry Cohen's IT'S ALIVE.

Now the thing about IT'S ALIVE is, it has never come close to the billion dollar mark in ticket sales. All three movies in the franchise combined have never come close to that mark. Not even halfway there.

And yet -

Larry's concept remains so damn hot with - as yet - untapped potential, that WB cannot bring themselves to let it go.

So come with me as I take a look at why.

We begin with a happy family expecting their second child. Well you can count down the minutes before that's all over.

Husband Frank Davis (John P. Ryan: FUTUREWORLD, IT LIVES AGAIN, CITY OF SHADOWS, CLASS OF 1999, STAR TIME, BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM), loving and gentle, dotes on his expectant wife, Lenore (Sharon Farrell: NIGHT OF THE COMET) who has just gone into labor.

 

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