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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
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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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Rule no. 3954 in horror movies - never rent a house from John Carradine!, 1 June 2009
Author: udar55 from Williamsburg, VA

Not to be confused with the Corman cockroach classic THE NEST, this is semi-effective ghost story. Writer Lauren Cochran (Robin Groves) suffers from agoraphobia and, in a bid to overcome her ailment, she rents a stately mansion in the country from Colonel Lebrun (John Carradine). Turns out the old place used to be a brothel where some prostitutes were murdered after WWII and Cochran has a mysterious connection to the place.

Director Armand Weston spent most of his time doing X-rated stuff and this is his only attempt into legit films with mixed results. One on hand, the film benefits from some great atmosphere, thanks mostly to the run down house. There are also several effective ghost attack sequences. On the downside, the film runs way too long (nearly 2 hours) with some overly talky bits that dragggggg. Lead Groves, who reminded me of Patty Duke circa MATCH GAME, is an interesting choice for the lead but she makes the mania look realistic. Former MGM leading lady Gloria Grahame plays the part of the ghost madame and this was her last film.

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