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Writers:
Robert King (screenplay)
Eli Cantor (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
13 May 1988 (USA) See more »
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The terror has hatched. See more »
Plot:
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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Scary but too gross See more (29 total) »

Cast

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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  based on the novel by
Robert King  screenplay by

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
Beth Eye .... animal wrangler
Brian Eye .... animal wrangler
Elizabeth Eye .... animal wrangler
James Bodey Eye .... animal wrangler
Jerry Eye .... animal provider
Lisa Eye .... animal wrangler
Matthew Eye .... animal wrangler
Robert Eye .... animal wrangler
Willie Eye .... animal wrangler
Jan Rudolph .... script supervisor
 

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USA:89 min
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Stephen Davies improvised a fair share of his lines.See more »
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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 »
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.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Scary but too gross, 9 July 1999
Author: Mauro Lorenzoni from Venezuela

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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