5.1/10
1,582
38 user 18 critic

They Nest (2000)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Horror | TV Movie 25 July 2000
Trailer
1:13 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
A Maine island becomes infested with lethal insects that root inside their victims, while a local doctor battles the bugs and incorrigible locals that don't believe him.

Director:

Ellory Elkayem
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sci-Fi | Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman battles against a series of giant spiders, spawned by toxic waste, in her new suburban home.

Director: Ellory Elkayem
Stars: Rebecca Hobbs, Jeremy Callaghan, Patrick Wilson
Frankenfish (TV Movie 2004)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A genetically-altered fish wreaks havoc on a small fishing town.

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé
Stars: Tory Kittles, K.D. Aubert, China Chow
The Thaw (2009)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A research expedition to the Arctic discovers that a melting polar ice cap has released a deadly prehistoric parasite.

Director: Mark A. Lewis
Stars: Val Kilmer, Alexandra Staseson, Brad Dryborough
The Nest (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Terence H. Winkless
Stars: Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Franc Luz
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Teenager Melissa moves into a small town filled with racial prejudice and bullying and each time she meets up with one of the boys in town, they end up murdered - but who is the killer?

Director: Jim Sotos
Stars: Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg, Patrick Macnee
Bruiser (2000)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After years of being tread upon and cheated on, a man awakens to find his face has a been replaced by a blank, white mask.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Jason Flemyng, Peter Stormare, Leslie Hope
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A college student creates a drug called "Z" and sells it on campus, inadvertently resurrecting the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.

Director: Ellory Elkayem
Stars: Peter Coyote, Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A group of teenagers, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up inadvertently releasing a horde of bloodthirsty zombies.

Director: Ellory Elkayem
Stars: Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

Director: Mike Mendez
Stars: Greg Grunberg, Lin Shaye, Ruben Pla
The Sadist (1963)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by a bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend.

Director: James Landis
Stars: Arch Hall Jr., Helen Hovey, Richard Alden
Autopsy (2008)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A young woman tries to find her injured boyfriend in a bizzare and dangerous hospital.

Director: Adam Gierasch
Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Ross Kohn, Ross McCall
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Zach and Ben have been best buddies since they were in grade school. They were those "two guys" that we all know, opposites, but still the same kid. Their friendship continued through High ... See full summary »

Director: Ellory Elkayem
Stars: Oliver James, Kristopher Turner, Rik Young
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Calabro ... Dr. Ben Cahill
Dean Stockwell ... Sheriff Hobbs
John Savage ... Jack Wald
Kristen Dalton ... Nell Bartle
Tom McBeath ... Eamon Wald
Mark Schooley ... Johnnie Skee
Travis MacDonald Travis MacDonald ... Enoch Piper
Dean Wray ... Josiah Bean
Lee Jay Bamberry ... Guy Barter
Shaina Tianne Unger ... Sarah Barter (as Shaina Unger)
Marcel Maillard Marcel Maillard ... Al Crump
Alexander Pollock Alexander Pollock ... Henry S. Crump
Deb Pickman Deb Pickman ... Peggy Crump
Walter Marsh ... Vinyl
Rebecca Toolan ... Mrs. Bartle
Edit

Storyline

Dr. Ben Cahill, a fine city doctor, gets so stressed by marital problems and alcohol that he freezes up under pressure in the emergency room. To get his act back together, he decides to unwind a few months in the house he and his ex bought on Orr island, an insignificant (former) fishermen place off the coast of Maine. He almost immediately becomes the butt of spite from a gang of local nobodies. After the doctor started examining, at the request of the reasonable sheriff Hobbs who leans to his side, some animal and human corpses with strange internal as well as external injuries, one of the brutes, not so handy handyman Jack Wald, has a fatal nocturnal accident crashing into Dr. Cahill's car. The doc observes one of the red cockroaches which recently infest the island has pincers, most unusual, reads up and contacts the university entomology department, where this African species isn't too well-known either. Jack's even dumber brother Eamon Wald uses violence which ends up causing ... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

island | maine | doctor | sheriff | house | See All (44) »

Taglines:

It's feeding time...

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for creature violence and peril | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Creepy Crawlers See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The insect, which this film is about; 'Phylomenescus Cerebus' - the African Armadillo Bug', does not exist. When Dr. Cahill's sitting in, on the 1st grader's presentation, and rifles through a book on insects, the picture shown, is, in fact a Madagascar Cockroach (which the book says they're 'frequently mistaken for'). See more »

Connections

Referenced in 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days: Quick Takes Volume 7 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Mr. Blue
Written and Performed by Guy Thomas
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not that bad
16 November 2001 | by Sebastian-20See all my reviews

Despite the low rating, I found this TV-film actually not that bad at all. It's about a stressed doctor, who has to take an unvoluntary vacation, so he goes to an island in Maine, where the locals are not very friendly towards strangers. Soon he discovers that some dead people have strange marks on their bodies, and after that he finds out that some insects, looking like cockroaches, have caused these marks. The insects are very deadly, but how is DR. Ben Cahill going to convince the locals of the serious problems....

I almost thought that the story for "They Nest" was written by Stephen King, because of the location, on a small island off the coast of Maine. Also 'cause I saw two actors who played in SK-films before: Dean Stockwell (The Langoliers), and Jeffrey DeMunn (Storm of the century, Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile), who only has a small part, on the ferry to the island. The fact that the movie takes place in Maine, creates a certain feeling, like in a Stephen King movie. Therefore I thought that this film was not bad at all!


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed