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Release Date:
13 May 1988 (USA) See more »
The terror has hatched. See more »
Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Robert Lansing ... Elias Johnson

Lisa Langlois ... Elizabeth Johnson
Franc Luz ... Richard Tarbell
Terri Treas ... Dr. Morgan Hubbard

Stephen Davies ... Homer

Diana Bellamy ... Mrs. Pennington
Jack Collins ... Shakey Jake

Nancy Morgan ... Lillian
Jeff Winkless ... Church
Steve Tannen ... Mr. Perkins
Heidi Helmer ... Jenny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen A. Smythe ... Diner
David Halver ... Customer in Cafe (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence H. Winkless 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eli Cantor  novel (as Gregory A. Douglas)
Robert King  writer

Produced by
Julie Corman .... producer
Original Music by
Rick Conrad 
Cinematography by
Ricardo Jacques Gale 
Film Editing by
Stephen Mark 
Jim Stewart  (as James Austin Stewart)
Casting by
Al Guarino 
Linda Shayne 
Production Management
Steve Barnett .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey Delman .... second unit director
Art Department
Samuel Braslau .... lead man
David Halver .... assistant propmaster
Special Effects by
James M. Navarra .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Luther Jackson .... second assistant camera (as Paul Jackson)
Kinka Usher .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Robin Toor .... assistant editor
Richard Villa .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Albert T. Dickerson III .... transportation coordinator (as Albert T. Dickerson)
Other crew
Jan Rudolph .... script supervisor

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USA:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Terence H. Winkless sings the vocals on "La Cucaracha" for the diner cockroach set piece.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
[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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Movie Connections:
Edited from Humanoids from the Deep (1980)See more »


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Nest!, 2 August 2004
Author: Movie Nuttball from U.S.A.

This movie here called The Nest is a decent horror film. The cast performs well and it includes Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Franc Luz, Terri Treas, and Jack Collins. The special effects are good. There are some really gory effects in this picture and should be enough for the big horror fan. Someone who doesn't like horror may think this film is too much on several categories but this is a horror movie fan's and a roach lover's dream come true! The music is good. There aren't many films like this one. In fact there are very few and I don't think they make em like this anymore. Back in the 1980s this was made and that great decade allowed films like this to be created. This is a very different movie and if you are a horror fan, insect movie lover, and/or a fan of any of the cast members I mentioned above then watch The Nest!

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