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They Nest (2000)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Horror | TV Movie 25 July 2000
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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.

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Ellory Elkayem
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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
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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

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It's feeding time...

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Creepy Crawlers See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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The Kushner-Locke Company See more »
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Ultra Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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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

Spoofs The Nest (1988) See more »

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One Sip of Cinzano (And I'm in Italy)
Composed by Peitor Angell
Performed by Monte Carlo & His Orchestra
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Entertaining, but could have been so much more...
16 April 2001 | by robin-24See all my reviews

There is no mistaking the B-movie genre that this film neatly sits. The qualities of which will automatically make it loved by some, loathed by others, and for the majority, just exact a simple shrug of the shoulders.

I liked the film, the acting wasn't terrible, and in places could be classed as quite admirable. The characters themselves weren't original, but then I wasn't expecting any different, and the script didn't make me cringe, but it also remains forgettable.

The elements that did surprise, were the above par special effects and the score.

The bugs were honestly creepy and apart from anything else, a level of common sense was made about their appearance. They looked like bugs, they didn't have horns, they didn't have glowing eyes, they were perfectly normal bugs, uping the realism and therefore increasing the creeps.

The score by Vinny Golia is inventive, and although lacking a main theme, underscored the film to good effect, keeping the audience perfectly in sync with the director's intentions.

What the film did need.... humour. Yes they were jokes here and there, but none really hit the mark, and when you look at the B-movie horror monster genre, the films that become worthy of the term "Cult" usually contain copius amounts of laughs, for example, "Deep Rising" and "Lake Placid". That is by no means saying that if the script was more humourous it would elevate this film to "Cultdom", but it might have given it a helping hand.


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