Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously ... See full summary »

Writers:

(based on the novel by), (screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bad Dreams (1988)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The lone survivor of a suicide cult wakes from a thirteen-year coma in a psychiatric ward, where other patients suddenly start dying under mysterious and gruesome circumstances.

Director: Andrew Fleming
Stars: Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, Richard Lynch
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: halfman, halffish which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

Directors: Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami
Stars: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A crazed, women-hating killer (Ironside) attacks journalist Deborah Ballin (Grant). When he discovers that his attack didn't kill Deborah, he comes to the hospital to finish what he started.

Director: Jean-Claude Lord
Stars: Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner
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
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An alien creature stalks human prey.

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter
Ghost Town (1988)
Action | Horror | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A modern-day deputy tracks an abducted girl to a ghost town, and the spirits of the past who took her.

Directors: Richard Governor, Mac Ahlberg
Stars: Franc Luz, Catherine Hickland, Jimmie F. Skaggs
Shock Waves (1977)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Stars: Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams
Contamination (1980)
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

Director: Luigi Cozzi
Stars: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé
Ghosthouse (1988)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Lara Wendel, Greg Rhodes, Mary Sellers
Neon Maniacs (1986)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them.

Director: Joseph Mangine
Stars: Clyde Hayes, Leilani Sarelle, Donna Locke
Prison (1987)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Lane Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Elias Johnson
...
Elizabeth Johnson
Franc Luz ...
Richard Tarbell
...
Dr. Morgan Hubbard
...
Homer
...
Mrs. Pennington
Jack Collins ...
Shakey Jake
...
Lillian
Jeff Winkless ...
Church
Steve Tannen ...
Mr. Perkins
Heidi Helmer ...
Jenny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen A. Smythe ...
Diner
Edit

Storyline

Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously butchering its citizens. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Roaches have never tasted flesh... until now. She's just an appetizer. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A fészek  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The cockroaches used in this film were plucked off the streets. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene at the lighthouse, about 10 minutes in, as the sheriff is walking around his car, you can see the crew reflected in the car windows. See more »

Quotes

[Dr. Hubbard has fallen in love with the man-eating roaches]
Dr. Morgan Hubbard: I so admire their ability to reproduce without the contribution of their male counterpart.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Deadly Eyes: An Interview with Lisa Langlois (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Nest
6 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this one many years back on USA when they used to play all kinds of lowbudget horror movies on Friday and Saturday nights.I remember it being pretty fun and also pretty gruesome,if you have a strong phobia of cockroaches this one will disturb you even.The special effects were well done to,none of this fake looking cgi stuff you see nowadays.The roach/cat hybrid was really horrific but really cool at the sametime.It is a fun movie.The plot is not that important really,you have some researcher experimenting with cockroaches.This person gives these roaches a taste for flesh and the ability to sort of mutate things that they attack.Not exactly the most brilliant thing on earth but hey what would you expect from a movie like this one?For all of you out there that like all the obscure and little known horror films like I do this one is perfect.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Nest, the book Ded-Grimm
THE NEST wocatell
The Nest Picked Up By Scream Factory jawsdfan-856-245997
Love this one..... suspiria56
Gun shot in the car krankcolc
Discuss The Nest (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?