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Director:
Writers:
Daria Price (screenplay) &
Armand Weston (screenplay)
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Release Date:
May 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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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Review: The Nesting (Blu-ray)
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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

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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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Where the cuckoos come to roost, 4 May 2012
Author: Tanuccoon from United States

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.

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