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Writers:
Daria Price (screenplay) &
Armand Weston (screenplay)
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Release Date:
May 1981 (USA) See more »
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There was only one thing more terrifying than leaving the house... staying in it. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Robin Groves ... Lauren Cochran
Christopher Loomis ... Mark Felton
Michael David Lally ... Daniel Griffith

John Carradine ... Colonel LeBrun

Bill Rowley ... Frank Beasley
David Tabor ... Abner Welles
Patrick Farrelly ... Doctor 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
Jeffrey B. McLaughlin ... Butler (as Jeffrey McLaughlin)
James Hayden ... GI #1
Jery Hewitt ... GI #2 (as Jerry Hewitt)
Cliff Cudney ... Sheriff
Lee Steele ... Doctor

Gloria Grahame ... Florinda Costello
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Directed by
Armand Weston 
 
Writing credits
Daria Price (screenplay) &
Armand Weston (screenplay)

Produced by
Sam Lake .... executive producer
Robert Sumner .... executive producer
Don Walters .... associate producer
Armand Weston .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Malken 
George Kim Scholes 
 
Cinematography by
João Fernandes (director of photography) (as J. Fernandes)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Foster 
 
Art Direction by
John Lawless 
 
Costume Design by
Alexis Del Lago  (as Alexis Blasini)
 
Makeup Department
Richard Alonzo .... special makeup effects artist
Lyzanne Goodson .... makeup artist
Jay Pearlman .... special makeup effects artist (as Jay Perlman)
 
Production Management
Don Walters .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Berner .... assistant director
Philippe Rivier .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Cheryl Amatuzzo .... graphics
Paul Everett .... assistant scenic designer
Fred Isola .... assistant art director
Patrick Mann .... scenic designer (as Pat Mann)
Will Scheck .... props
 
Sound Department
Bill Meredith .... soundman
Nicki Tzanis .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Bruce Martin .... assistant special effects
Jeff Schechter .... assistant special effects (as Jeff Schecter)
Matt Vogel .... special effects
 
Stunts
Cliff Cudney .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunts (as Jerry Hewitt)
Tiffany Lynne .... stunts
Jake Plumstead .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Armstrong .... key grip
Michael Duff .... assistant camera
Michael Duff .... camera operator: second unit
David J. Frederick .... loader (as David Frederick)
Craig Nelson .... second electric
Marco Nero .... still photographer
Robert Stevers .... best boy (as Robert Steivers)
Miles Strassner .... grip
Frost Wilkinson .... gaffer
David J. Frederick .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edith Frederick .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Dave Frederick .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Pat Finnegan .... production secretary
Paul Giaccobbe .... location coordinator (as Paul Giacobbe)
Walter Gidali .... legal
Allison Hickey .... production assistant
Jill Lashley .... production assistant
R. Allen Leider .... publicist
Clea Pricetti .... script supervisor
Bob Rudis .... production assistant
Bruce Shell .... production assistant
Michelle Solotar .... production assistant (as Michele Solatar)
Bondi Walters .... bookkeeper
Brian McMillan .... head animal trainer (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Massacre Mansion" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
104 min | Sweden:99 min (heavily cut)
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Final film of Gloria Grahame.See more »
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Starts Off Well but Slowly Falls Apart, 1 October 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

The Nesting (1981)

** (out of 4)

Writer Laura Cochran (Robin Groves) rents an old mansion from Colonel LeBrun (John Carradine) and soon realizes that there are some strange things going on inside it. It turns out that the mansion was used in WWII for prostitution and that many of them were brutally murdered and now their vengeful spirits are there. The 80s will always be remembered by horror fans for the countless slashers but if you look back at the early part of the decade you'll notice countless haunted house movies. This one here certainly isn't in the same league as THE SHINING or THE CHANGELING but for the first minutes it's actually pretty good but sadly it all falls apart. The first portion of the film actually managed to bring up a nice atmosphere, which led to a few creepy moments but these scenes quickly went out the window as the film started to movie into the second half. This is where the film really went off the tracks because they take everything from the house to the outside and we got some pretty stupid scenes and not any good ones. There are two weirdos on the outside bothering the writer and we get separate attack scenes and neither of them are very effective. I'm going to avoid spoiling anything but the second attack gets dragged out to a pretty long sequence, which just ends is a very silly fashion. Another problem with the film is that it runs way too long and simply doesn't have a strong enough of a story to keep the viewer interesting in what's going on. Groves offers up a good performance as the writer who is slowly losing her mind as does Michael David Lally and Christopher Loomis in his small role. Vet Carradine is always fun to watch but it looks like by 1981 people would know better than to rent a house from him. Oscar winner Gloria Grahame (THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) makes a small appearance here in her final film. Another thing that kept bothering me throughout this film is wondering why the writer simply didn't leave the house. I mean, after countless deaths, attacks on your life and strange happenings, there really wasn't a reason for her to stay yet she just put up with all of this as if it was just a typical day. THE NESTING isn't a bad movie but at the same time it certainly needed a lot of work to be made better.

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