I am really not a fan of scary movies at all.  I can watch exploitation movies until the cows come home, but when it’s straight up scary, I can’t deal with that.  The movies of Eli Roth and Rob Zombie have never been a big deal for me, because they’re fun and evil and just gross.  But they don’t set out to make you jump, they just want to bombard you with pure evil.  Those that try to make you jump scare me a whole lot more than they ever should.  Now a remake of one of the really scary movies from the 1970s is ready for you to bring home on DVD.

Starting this October 6th, now available on DVD from First Look Studios comes a great remake of one of the scariest movies from the 1970’s that will always have you keeping one eye on that newborn in your life.  It’s Alive – Unrated is ready to come crawling out of your television screen and fill your living room with a deep and gripping terror that you won’t be able to shrug off that quietly.  Bring home this great horror remake film today!

Lenore is a beautiful young woman quietly making her way through graduate school with her boyfriend.  But then Lenore becomes unexpectedly pregnant.  With few other options, she and her boyfriend move out to the country and start a whole new life together.  The new child is born and it looks as though everything is starting to be a certain kind of perfect.  Then things start to die – both human and animal.  The murders are shocking and horridly brutal and they all happen to be somehow connected to the life on this young infant.  But that couldn’t have anything to do with the murders.  Could it?

The special features included in this DVD are a selection of previews for other movies from First Look Studios, subtitles in both English and Spanish and some interesting interviews with both the cast and the crew.

I vaguely remember being horrified by the original version of this film, but more because I don’t dwell on horror movies I watch or else I won’t ever be able to get out of bed.  This remake does a surprisingly good job of sticking to the original where it’s important and then striking out for some place new when it best suits the story to do so.  Bijou Phillips, in addition to be painfully gorgeous, does a great job in this film.  Of course, in doing so, she only furthers her reputation as a scream queen.  But, if all her roles like that can be as good as this one, then that’s not such a bad thing at all.  All in all, this is a very scary movie and very much worth watching, whether you loved the original or not.

Watch your greatest fears come Alive all over again.

This DVD is available at Amazon.com.

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