The Nest 2001 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Yet another nature gone wrong horror movie, this time with cockroaches being the creatures in question, The Nest. Taking into consideration the movie’s obscurity and the inherent corniness of creature features, it would be quite easy to write The Nest off as another forgettable 80’s B-movie that disappeared into time. While the movie is clearly not without its schlock aspects, most would be surprised with the quality it demonstrates. A sturdy storyline, excellent gore effects, and half way likable characters are among The Nest’s redeeming aspects.
The cozy island city of North Port seems to be having an intensifying cockroach problem. We soon find out that this can be attributed to the mayor and Intec industries experimentations with a batch of killer roaches that have made an escape. As the roaches begin piling up, and towns people and pets begin disappearing, the local sheriff, an exterminator, and the mayor’s daughter are determined to find the cause of the phenomenon. They soon find that they may be up against a bit more than they bargained for when hordes of flesh eating roaches make meals out of the entire town, and furthermore they mutate into a hybrid species of anything they eat (That’s where those gore effects come in).
The Nest is great campy fun once it gets rolling, and it features some above average effects. We have a number of human and animal victims being reduced to hamburger meat by the roaches, a cat/roach creature, and a great transformation scene that seems to be an attempt to copy the finale of The Fly (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition), ejecting eyeballs and all.
The Nest is a real diamond in the rough for anyone who appreciates gory B-movies. Why this movie has become as obscure as it has is a mystery, and it’s a shame that this DVD is already out of print. I highly recommend picking up a second hand copy before they reach astronomical prices.