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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 »

Writers:

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

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Trivia

Dr. Hubbard was a man in an earlier draft of the script. 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

[Dr. Hubbard has fallen in love with the man-eating roaches]
Dr. Morgan Hubbard: I so admire their ability to reproduce without the contribution of their male counterpart.
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Connections

Featured in Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017) See more »

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* * * out of 4.
1 June 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

A small town is plagued by flesh eating roaches that are the result of a scientific experiment gone awry. To make matters worse they are transforming into whatever they consume. Pre-dating Mimic by a decade, this intense, tight and extremely frightening horror film features excellent make-up effects, a wonderfully demented performance by Terri Treas, and an intelligent, well crafted script.

Rated R; Extreme Graphic Violence and Profanity.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,765,000
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Production Co:

Concorde Pictures See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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