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Writers:
Robert King (writer)
Eli Cantor (novel)
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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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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)
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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
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Quotes:
Richard Tarbell:Why are the roaches killing people and how do we stop them?See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from Humanoids from the Deep (1980)See more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not nearly as bad as you might fear...or as it might look, 25 August 2004
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Mutant-insects…isolated little town…gory make-up effects…Yup, `The Nest' looks like a prototype of cheap and redundant 80's horror. But I'm sure that, if you decide to give it a chance after all, you won't regret it. ! The obvious aspect to-love about it is the gore, naturally, but the screenplay actually contains some sub-plots and ingenious elements that you wouldn't immediately expect in a low-budget production like this. Northport is small, peaceful island outside L.A suddenly infested by a deadly plague of cockroaches. A mysterious female scientist arrives on the island and the mayor acts very ignorant about the on-growing bug problem. Events escalate into a true disaster when the cockroaches attack and devour inhabitants of the island and, if this isn't worse enough, mutate into what they eat. Looks like a genetic experiment gone horribly wrong? `The Nest' has tension and atmosphere, accompanied by a bit of good black humor and decent acting performances. Horror insiders might recognize Robert Lansing in the role of ignorant mayor, as he previously appeared in `Empire of the Ants'. The show is stolen, however, by Terri Treas as the morbid Dr. Hubbard. The creators of `The Nest' obviously learned a lot from watching horror highlights as `The Fly' and `Them!' but the film offers enough amusement to stand by itself. I certainly enjoyed it better than the similar `Mimic', which was made almost ten years later. If you're a sucker for gore-goodies, check out `the Nest'

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