It's Alive! 1969

In this sci-fi film a loony farmer finds a prehistoric monster hiding in a cavern on his land. To feed his newest critter, the farmer kidnaps three people. The three desperately try to escape and finally, one of them succeeds.

The Cast

Tommy Kirk-Wayne Thomas
Shirley Bonne-Leilla Sterns
Bill Thurman-Greely /
Annabelle Weenick-Bella
Corveth Ousterhouse-Norman Sterns
Larry Buchanan-Narrator

The Director: Larry Buchanan
The Writers: Larry Buchanan, Richard Matheson

Film Trivia

This has the unusual distinction of being a remake of a movie that was never made in the first place. When American International made a deal with Larry Buchanan to remake some of their movies ("It Conquered the World" became "Zontar, the Thing from Venus," "The She-Creature" became "Creature of Destruction" and so forth), they evidently included a script based on Richard Matheson's story "Being." The production had gone by several titles, including "G.O.O.", and was to have starred Peter Lorre and Elsa Lanchester. Apparently Lorre's death canceled the project, so AIP earned back some of their money by passing the script on to Buchanan.
The monster in this movie originally appeared in director Larry Buchanan's earlier movie Creature of Destruction (1967).
The last of director Larry Buchanan's 8 Azalea productions, bearing a 1969 copyright. Earliest TV showings March 1970.