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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 overview, first billed only:
Robin Groves ...
Lauren Cochran
Christopher Loomis ...
Mark Felton
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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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The terror that hides inside your mind. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 6 (1999) See more »

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My brief review of the film
14 March 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A rather bland horror film that is as bad as it sounds, it actually surprisingly starts off quite well, with some effective scenes, but in the end it is not all so glamorous. The characters and acting are both poor, the special effects are rather icky, and in the latter half of the film there a number of sequences that seem to drag on and on pointlessly. In particular, the final twenty or so minutes leave a quite a sour taste in the mouth, however there is one reason why the film may be interesting to view, that being the choices of music, which, although not always appropriate, are still curious and intriguing.


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