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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
Terri Treas ...
Dr. Morgan Hubbard
Stephen Davies ...
Homer
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Mrs. Pennington
Jack Collins ...
Shakey Jake
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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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Director Terence H. Winkless used his own hands for various insert shots that were done in post-production. 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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My favorite killer-mutant-cockroach movie ever!
20 March 2010 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

This flick is the Ultimate in Mutant Cockroach Terror! I love this one! Easily one of the best Roger Corman productions from the 80's! Sure it has a cheesy 80's synthesizer-score and displays ditto wardrobe and hairdos. But it also has a decent plot, well-drawn-out characters and... great gross gore effects! It follows the rules of a creature feature by the book, and the film benefits a lot from it. The puppetry and 'animatronics' might be rather static (not very lively), but the creature design is rather great and the 'mayor-roach' transformation scene is major fun to watch! There's also a 'cat-roach' in it, and just wait until you (briefly) see the final 'Über-mutant-roach' (which for some reason always reminds me of the final creature we get to see in John Carpenters "The Thing")! If you like all the afore-mentioned ingredients, then seek this baby out and have fun with it.


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