This is a remake of the 1974 classic of the same name. Although writer/director of the original, Larry Cohen, helped with the screenplay of this remake, it failed in all aspects. The acting was atrocious, the story was pretty much nonexistent, and the effects were crappy CGI.
I rarely find horror movies that I strongly dislike; usually I can find some enjoyment in the worst of them. That's why I love the horror genre so much. It's Alive, however, is another story. I had to double time the movie just to get through it.
Stay far, far away from this one.