In 1974, It’s Alive birthed its way into cinemas. The horror movie, from writer/producer/director Larry Cohen, told the story of a couple who become parents to a vicious and murderous mutant infant.

Upon release, It’s Alive developed a cult following, which led to a series of sequels as well as a remake. But how many It’s Alive movies are there?

For all the grizzly details and more, keep reading.

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The It’s Alive movies in order

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To date, there are four entries in the It’s Alive movie series. The films include:

  • It’s Alive (1974)
  • It Lives Again (1978)
  • It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
  • It’s Alive (2009)
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Are the It’s Alive movies all part of the same series?

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The It’s Alive series is split into two different timelines, which break down as follows:

  • It’s Alive 1974, It Lives Again, and It’s Alive III are all part of the same series, with events told in chronological order.  
  • It’s Alive 2009 is a remake of the original 1974 movie.
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Are the It’s Alive movies the work of the same director?

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The It’s Alive movies are the work of two directors. Larry Cohen directed It’s Alive 1974, It Lives Again and It’s Alive III, while Josef Rusnak directed It’s Alive 2009.

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Who are the cast of the It’s Alive movies?

Notable actors in the It’s Alive movie series include John P. Ryan, Andrew Duggan, Michael Ansara, Guy Stockwell, Frederic Forrest, Kathleen Lloyd, Michael Moriarty, Karen Black, Bijou Phillips, James Murray, and Jack Ellis.

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What is the best It’s Alive movie?

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According to IMDb, the It’s Alive movies are ranked from best to least-best as follows:

  • It’s Alive (1974) – 5.8/10
  • It Lives Again (1978) – 5.2/10
  • It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) – 4.8/10
  • It’s Alive (2009) – 3.5/10
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