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The Nest (1987)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 13 May 1988 (USA)
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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)
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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
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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).

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Roaches have never tasted flesh... until now. She's just an appetizer. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Directorial debut of Terence H. Winkless. See more »

Goofs

The pick up truck going off the bridge has two bodies in the back. As the truck goes off the bridge, no bodies are seen falling down with the truck. 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.
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Spoofed in They Nest (2000) See more »

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Scary but too gross
9 July 1999 | by mauro-12See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,765,000
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Production Co:

Concorde Pictures See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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