4.6/10
790
32 user 39 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mr. Griffin and Me (TV Movie 1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Patrick O'Neal
Stars: Burgess Meredith, Gloria Grahame, Charles 'Honi' Coles
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Science fiction suspense thriller, in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations.

Director: Bruce D. Clark
Stars: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An insane surgeon finds himself up to his armpits in eyeballs after guilt prompts him to begin removing the eyes of abducted people in hopes of performing transplants on his daughter who ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pataki
Stars: Richard Basehart, Gloria Grahame, Trish Stewart
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A woman has dreams that she is a werewolf so she goes out and finds men. She proceeds to have sex with them and then rip their throats out with her teeth. She eventually falls in love but ... See full summary »

Director: Rino Di Silvestro
Stars: Annik Borel, Howard Ross, Dagmar Lassander
Curtains (1983)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka
Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A deranged, misogynistic killer assaults a journalist. When he discovers that she survived the attack, he follows her to the hospital to finish her off.

Director: Jean-Claude Lord
Stars: Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl
The Church (1989)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 12th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth.

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mama loves men, but she loves money even more. She's trained her three teenage daughters to meet, marry and murder men for their money. But soon they meet Harold and he's got other plans.

Director: John Hayes
Stars: Gloria Grahame, Paul Lambert, Sondra Currie
The Incubus (1982)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In a small town, Roy Seeley and his girlfriend Mandy Pullman are camping by the lake. Out of the blue, they are attacked and Roy is murdered while Mandy is violently raped. Dr. Sam Cordell ... See full summary »

Director: John Hough
Stars: John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Kerrie Keane
Horror Planet (1981)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one.

Director: Norman J. Warren
Stars: Robin Clarke, Jennifer Ashley, Stephanie Beacham
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Lieberman
Stars: George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon
Tarot (1973)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A beautiful young woman marries a blind old man for his money. She carries on an affair with her husband's valet, but soon finds herself in the middle of a murder-for-money plot involving the household servants.

Director: José María Forqué
Stars: Sue Lyon, Fernando Rey, Gloria Grahame
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Christopher Loomis ...
Mark Felton
...
Daniel Griffith
...
Col. LeBrun
...
...
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Massacre Mansion  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Gloria Grahame. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Where the cuckoos come to roost
4 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

The Nesting is an open-ended supernatural thriller featuring a convincingly neurotic writer with a bad case of agoraphobia (among other things) who decides to rent a house she finds out in the country that looks suspiciously like the one featured on one of her book covers. At times the film is a reasonably intelligent thriller but it has a tendency to err on the side of goofiness. Many of the characters, despite being likable, are incredibly over the top (the Colonel, handyman Frank, etc) and quite often characters are brought into a scene solely to die because there aren't enough victims on-hand.

The film's ambiguity is largely owed to the fact that the ghost scenes only seem tooccur when the writer is nearby and the others seem to die right after the encounter. That and a later reference would almost suggest that the thing could have been in her head although the attacks look like they're being carried out by an invisible, supernatural assailant.

The writer's character is relatively dull, as are her two apparent romantic interests. Other characters are humorously colorful and bring a lot more to the production but the protagonist really seems to exist to do little other than unconvincingly act scared by various phenomena (oddly not done as well as the agoraphobia, but clever camera-work helped with that) and to unravel a mystery that never quite gets compelling.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page