The Nest

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"Roaches have never tasted flesh... until now. She's just an appetizer."
  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.3  (2,972)

The Nest is a horror movie from 1987 directed by Terence H. Winkless. The story follows a small island community near New England that is plagued by deadly mutant cockroaches that threaten to overrun the entire town. The movie opens with a group of fishermen who unwittingly bring back an unknown species of insect from an offshore oil rig. The creatures soon multiply and evolve, becoming more and more aggressive as they feed on human flesh.

The protagonist of the story is Richard Thorpe (Robert Lansing), the town's aging sheriff who is struggling to maintain order as the insect infestation spirals out of control. Richard is a complex character who is haunted by his own demons while trying to protect his family and the community. He is a man who has lost his wife and is estranged from his daughter, but still tries to do what is right even when faced with overwhelming odds.

Lisa Langlois plays the role of Elizabeth Johnson, a young scientist who comes to the island to investigate the insect infestation. Elizabeth is the voice of reason in the movie, trying to find a logical explanation for the strange events taking place. She is a smart and resourceful character, but is initially dismissed and discounted by the town's residents due to her youth and gender.

Franc Luz plays the role of Alex Johnson, Elizabeth's former lover and a local exterminator who is called upon to help with the insect infestation. Alex is a rugged and confident character who is initially skeptical of the severity of the threat but soon realizes the true danger of the situation.

The Nest is a slow-building horror movie that relies on suspense and tension rather than jump scares and gore. The first half of the movie focuses on the buildup of the insect infestation and the tension between the characters as they try to come to grips with the magnitude of the threat. The second half of the movie is a frantic race against time as the surviving characters try to stop the insects from spreading and multiplying.

The special effects in The Nest are impressive for a low-budget horror movie from the 80s. The creatures themselves are a mix of practical effects and stop-motion animation, and are genuinely creepy and unsettling. The movie also features some intense and violent scenes as the insects attack and kill their human prey.

Overall, The Nest is a well-crafted horror movie that is definitely worth checking out for fans of the genre. The characters are well-written and believable, and the tension and suspense gradually build to a thrilling climax. While it may not be a classic of the genre, The Nest is a fun and entertaining horror movie that is sure to make your skin crawl.

The Nest is a 1988 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (2,972)