5.3/10
1,488
26 user 36 critic

The Nest (1988)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 13 May 1988 (USA)
Clip
1:27 | Clip

On Disc

at Amazon

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 »

Writers:

Eli Cantor (based on the novel by), Robert King (screenplay by)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Brain (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them.

Director: Ed Hunt
Stars: Tom Bresnahan, Cynthia Preston, David Gale
Ticks (1993)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of troubled teenagers are led by social workers on a California wilderness retreat, not knowing that the woods they are camping in have become infested by mutated, blood-sucking ticks.

Director: Tony Randel
Stars: Rosalind Allen, Ami Dolenz, Seth Green
Mosquito (1994)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A violent massacre caused by human-sized mosquitoes forces the lone survivors to band together in a fight for survival as the mosquitoes continue their onslaught.

Director: Gary Jones
Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Ron Asheton, Steve Dixon
The Unseen (1980)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A trio of female reporters find themselves staying overnight in a house occupied by a hostile being lurking in the basement.

Director: Danny Steinmann
Stars: Stephen Furst, Barbara Bach, Sydney Lassick
The Rift (1990)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I", which has mysteriously disappeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when they begin to find... See full summary »

Director: Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Jack Scalia, R. Lee Ermey, Ray Wise
Demonoid (1980)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A British woman visits her husband at a Mexican mine that he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine because of an ancient curse. The couple enters ... See full summary »

Director: Alfredo Zacarías
Stars: Samantha Eggar, Stuart Whitman, Roy Jenson
Slugs (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Philip MacHale
The Slayer (1982)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.

Director: J.S. Cardone
Stars: Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn, Carol Kottenbrook
The Kindred (1987)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A geneticist takes his assistants to his old family home to locate the deadly product of his late mother's revolutionary research into rapid human evolution - his monstrous tentacled baby brother - before a mad scientist gets to him first.

Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow
Stars: Rod Steiger, Kim Hunter, David Allen Brooks
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them.

Director: Douglas McKeown
Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter
The Outing (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is moved to a museum to be studied. The curator's daughter is soon possessed... See full summary »

Director: Tom Daley
Stars: Deborah Winters, James Huston, Andra St. Ivanyi
Deadly Eyes (1982)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Contaminated grain breeds overgrown, killer rats in this Golden Harvest production. Dachshunds were dressed up as rats for the special effects.

Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Sam Groom, Sara Botsford, Scatman Crothers
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Steve Tannen ... Mr. Perkins
Heidi Helmer ... Jenny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen A. Smythe Karen A. Smythe ... Diner
Edit

Storyline

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).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Why is the cheese moving? See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A fészek See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,765,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Concorde Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The studio this film was shot in was plagued with cockroaches for several years after this movie had wrapped. See more »

Goofs

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

[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.
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in They Nest (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Standard insect-monster flick
11 June 2001 | by sick_boy420xxxSee all my reviews

This mediocre sci-fi horror flick concerns hungry roaches chowing down on the residents of an island-based town. The story is absolutely standard to these types of things, and this one offers nothing new to horror fans, as the gore piles up. Not especially gory, although it definitely has its moments, and there is an eyeball scene that Lucio Fulci would be proud of. Despite this, this is not an especially good, or thrilling flick. Really for genre fans only.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed