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Meredith McMinn <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 4 Aug 1994 04:15:49 -0700
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On Wed, 20 Jul 1994, Susan C Courtney wrote:
> Ed,
> If you haven't already, you might want to check out Carol Clover's
> chapter on the possession film (Ch. 2, "Opening Up") in _Men, Women and
> Chainsaws_, where she discusses The Exorcist and other films.  Also,
> Vivian Sobchack's "Child/Alien/Father: Patriarchal Crisis and Generic
> Exchange" in Camera Obscura 15 (1986) might be useful.
> Additional films that come to mind:  Audrey Rose (1977), The Godsend
> (Britain, 1979), and, saving the best for last, It's Alive (1974) about
> the attack of the killer newborn, and that film's demon spawn, It Lives
> Again (78) and Island of the Alive (86).
> have fun!
> Susan Courtney
I'm just wondering if _It's Alive_ or one of its sequels was the movie I
saw in part on TV years ago.  I just remember something about killer
babies and a scene in a pool in which a baby or babies was/were attacking
some guy (excuse the technical language here :->) and the baby/ies had
such silly evil expressions and the poor actor was trying so hard and
unsuccessfully to make it believable, it was hysterical!