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The Nest (1988)

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 »

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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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The terror has hatched. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nest See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,765,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Concorde Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Terence H. Winkless sings the vocals on "La Cucaracha" for the diner cockroach set piece. See more »

Goofs

When Beth goes to the Intec site the second time, you can see her shirt is already ripped and blood stained before it touches the barb wire. See more »

Quotes

Richard Tarbell: Why are the roaches killing people and how do we stop them?
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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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