They Nest

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"It's feeding time..."
  • PG-13
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.1  (2,202)

They Nest is a thrilling horror film that was released in the year 2000. The movie is directed by Ellory Elkayem and is based on a novel called 'The Nest' written by Eliot Wald. The story is set in a small island community off the coast of Maine, where a swarm of deadly, genetically altered cockroaches invades the town and begins to prey on the natives, with deadly consequences.

The movie begins with Dr Ben Cahill, a dedicated and hard-working physician, who is summoned to the small island community of Orr's Island, just off the coast of Maine. Upon arrival, he finds the people of the community plagued by a strange infestation of cockroaches. At first, he dismisses the matter as a minor inconvenience but soon realizes that they are dealing with something much more sinister than an ordinary infestation. The lethal insects have been mutated into a highly aggressive and highly intelligent species, capable of working together to kill and feed on their prey.

Cahill soon teams up with the local sheriff, Hobbs, and his deputy, Johnson, to investigate the mysterious deaths that have been occurring in the community. They quickly realize that the source of the problem is the island's recent resident, Dr. Jack Wald, who is conducting genetic experiments on the cockroaches. Wald provides an explanation, arguing that he was trying to develop a more efficient pesticide to save the farmers from the island's high pest population.

The movie gradually builds up the tension as the mutated cockroaches begin to multiply and become more aggressive. The insects lay their eggs inside the human hosts, which later hatch into larvae, and develop into the full-grown deadly enemies that are capable of killing even the strongest of men. As the population of the cockroaches grows out of control, the residents of the island must work together to prevent the insects from infesting other parts of the continent.

The movie features an exciting cast of characters that are both relatable and realistic. Thomas Calabro, who plays Dr. Ben Cahill, is brilliant and engaging, delivering a convincing portrayal of a determined physician. John Savage, who plays Dr. Jack Wald, is also impressive as the seemingly benevolent scientist with a dark, sinister side. Dean Stockwell, who portrays Sheriff Hobbs is the perfect epitome of a stern, no-nonsense law enforcement officer, determined to do whatever it takes to protect his town.

One of the standout features of this movie is the special effects used to create the cockroaches. The animatronics used to create the insects are incredibly realistic, and the visuals are enhanced by excellent sound effects. The creatures are not only visually captivating but also terrifying, adding to the overall entertainment value of the movie.

They Nest is a movie that is sure to engage anyone with a keen interest in horror, suspense, and science fiction. The movie strikes a perfect balance between these genres, creating a compelling script that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats throughout. The movie delves into various themes, including genetic mutation, infestation, and the dangers of science when pushed too far.

In conclusion, They Nest is a masterpiece of horror cinema. The movie is well-directed, well-acted, and features some of the best special effects seen in Hollywood at that time. The plot is gripping and thrilling, keeping the audience engaged from the beginning to the end. If you're looking for a nail-biting suspense story with plenty of jump scares and action, then They Nest is definitely a movie to watch.

They Nest is a 2000 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1.

They Nest
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    1 hr 32 min
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    5.1  (2,202)