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The Nesting (1981)

R | | Horror | 1 May 1981 (USA)
A writer suffering from agoraphobia rents an isolated house so she can concentrate on her writing. She doesn't know that the house is a former brothel, and is inhabited by the ghosts of dead prostitutes.

Director:

Armand Weston

Writers:

Daria Price (screenplay), Armand Weston (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Groves ... Lauren Cochran
Christopher Loomis Christopher Loomis ... Mark Felton
Michael David Lally ... Daniel Griffith
John Carradine ... Col. LeBrun
Bill Rowley ... Frank Beasley
David Tabor ... Abner Welles
Patrick Farrelly ... Dr. Webb
Bobo Lewis Bobo Lewis ... Catherine Beasley
June Berry June Berry ... Saphire
Ann Varley Ann Varley ... Gwen
Cecile Liebman Cecile Liebman ... Helga
Ron Levine Ron Levine ... Leland LeBrun
Bruce Kronenberg Bruce Kronenberg ... Young Abner
Jim Nixon Jim Nixon ... Young Frank
James Saxon James Saxon ... Earl
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Gothic mystery writer Lauren Cochran leaves New York to move into an eerie Victorian mansion, once a brothel haunted by the ghost of a madam Florinda Costello. The ex-brothel is the scene of several gore killings, witnessed by Lauren. With John Carradine. Written by alfiehitchie

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What's outside brings terror. What's inside means death. See more »

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Massacre Mansion See more »

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Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Gloria Grahame. See more »

Crazy Credits

With the grateful participation of Gloria Grahame as Florinda Costello. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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"I'm not imagining things you know."
10 October 2011 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Probably should have been much more nastier and sleazy than it was, because of the plot's lurid context and it being directed by adult filmmaker Armand Weston. However that's not the case, even though it does provide some nudity and unpleasant shocks it doesn't go all that far with it. Nonetheless the main issue arose with the narrative, as this haunted house feature just wasn't all that gripping in its mystery or characters. Outside some of its stinging set-pieces (rooftop rescue) and its perfect rural locations that centred it all around a strikingly imposing Victorian house, it was rather bland. Novelist Lauren Cochran suffers from Agoraphobia and decides to leave the city for the countryside for peace in an attempt to help her writer's block. The old house she rents has a shocking history, although unaware to that, strange things begin happening as she begins to see a recurring lady figure and brutal deaths start occurring. The formulaic story is rather contrived in its developments (visions of the past, family secrets and retribution) or in a way there's not much happening at all. There the script even toys around with the character's phobia to draw upon mystery and tension. It's unremarkable, but still the film looks well produced for such a little b-picture. Many stylish shots that can have an eerie feel, a kinetically unhinged music score that only adds to the anxiety filled atmosphere and the editing is tautly done despite its slowly unravelling nature. The performances are kind of bumpy as Robin Graves' neurotically uptight turn is believable, but aggravating in some hysterics. Also genre favourite John Carradine has a key role and tiny part for Gloria Grahame. An accomplished, but unspectacular 80s haunted house fare.

"Last night I lost touch of all reality".


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