Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Nest (1988)

3 / 5 July '10
Tagline: Roaches have never tasted flesh... until now. She's just an appetizer.
Directed by: Terence H. Winkless
Written by: Eli Cantor, Robert King
Actors include: Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Frank Luz
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Length: 89 minutes
Banned: Nope

Well, it's very direct-to-video feeling, particularly with the bad acting and the weak romantic subplot and lousy cheap music. Heck one doesn't even see a cockroach attack someone until quite a ways in. Also I should mention that there aren't gigantic cockroaches like advertised on the vhs case, they are normal sized. I can give this credit though because it is rather bloody and I feel they tried on the "horror end of things" despite the fact that it's far from frightening in any way. Heck someone could be deathly afraid of cockroaches and not bat an eyelash at this. The idea is that experiments have created cockroaches that cannot die through normal means, and of course they are attacking a small town. At least once the film gets going there are some amusing little effects and whatnot. Especially when we meet the cockroach hybrid human monster thing (you'll see)! It doesn't deserve a fail or anything, there are certainly worse nature-gone-bad films but it's not exactly one of the best either. I wouldn't Raid the video store to find it heheh.

Availability:  Not On DVD

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