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The Nesting (1981)

R | | Horror | 1 May 1981 (USA)
A writer suffering from agoraphobia rents an isolated house so she can concentrate on her writing. She doesn't know that the house is a former brothel, and is inhabited by the ghosts of dead prostitutes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Groves ...
Lauren Cochran
Christopher Loomis ...
Mark Felton
Michael David Lally ...
Daniel Griffith
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Col. LeBrun
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Frank Beasley
David Tabor ...
Abner Welles
Patrick Farrelly ...
Dr. Webb
Bobo Lewis ...
Catherine Beasley
June Berry ...
Saphire
Ann Varley ...
Gwen
Cecile Liebman ...
Helga
Ron Levine ...
Leland LeBrun
Bruce Kronenberg ...
Young Abner
Jim Nixon ...
Young Frank
James Saxon ...
Earl
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Gothic mystery writer Lauren Cochran leaves New York to move into an eerie Victorian mansion, once a brothel haunted by the ghost of a madam Florinda Costello. The ex-brothel is the scene of several gore killings, witnessed by Lauren. With John Carradine. Written by alfiehitchie

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There was only one thing more terrifying than leaving the house... staying in it. See more »

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Massacre Mansion  »

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Final film of Gloria Grahame. See more »

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With the grateful participation of Gloria Grahame as Florinda Costello. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014) See more »

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* *1/2 out of 4.

Book novelist finds herself strangely attracted to an eerie, run down house in the middle of nowhere. Against her better judgement, she rents the house to work on her newest book and to get some peace and quiet, however she is unaware that the house used to be a bordello where a series of murders took place years earlier. To make matters worse, the ghosts of the victims seem to be haunting the place.

Scary horror film with some rather original moments and some surprising death scenes, runs out of steam in the second half and drags onto a rather unsatisfying conclusion. The cast is better then usual however.

Rated R; Strong Violence, Nudity, Sexual Situations.


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