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The Nest (1988)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  13 May 1988 (USA)
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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 »

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Elias Johnson
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Elizabeth Johnson
Franc Luz ...
Richard Tarbell
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Dr. Morgan Hubbard
Stephen Davies ...
Homer
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Mrs. Pennington
Jack Collins ...
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Lillian
Jeff Winkless ...
Church
Steve Tannen ...
Mr. Perkins
Heidi Helmer ...
Jenny
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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).

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


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13 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Dr. Hubbard was a man in an earlier draft of the script. See more »

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[Mayor Johnson tries to stem island-wide panic caused by the roaches' attacks]
Elias Johnson: I'm sorry but you're just going to have to trust me.
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Scary but too gross
9 July 1999 | by (Venezuela) – See all my reviews

I am the first to say that we need more good horror flicks. But, in my opinion, a horror movie has to have a balance between gross things and alluring things in order to keep the emotions of the viewer from swinging quickly into a state of disgust, which makes the movie worthless. The Nest has the first part down right: you got your mutant cockroaches that eat everybody in sight, two rather nasty animal killing scenes, and the cockroach queen that I think is a masterpiece of grossness. Unfortunately, there is no counterbalance: there is almost no comic relief, absolutely no naked babes, and no smart dialogues. The outcome is a pure terror movie that scares you, disgusts you, but doesn't leave a good after-taste.


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