I didn't think I had ever seen this film before. But there are a couple of scenes that feel very familiar. Like I saw it when I was way too young and spent the time covering my eyes.
There are several suspenseful scenes in It's Alive where the father of a grotesque killer newborn baby pokes around dark rooms looking for his child. I never get tired of those types of scenes.
This film may be my favorite Larry Cohen film now. I was really into it. I liked the characters. I like the message of parental love, instinct, and protection that innately kicks in, hopefully, for parents. And I like that the creature is hidden from the viewer for the most part. It made it scarier.
Glad I finally got around to truly watching this one (on the Criterion Channel, no less). I would be interested in checking out the sequels as well.