If you’re in the same boat as I am, you’ve never heard of 1988’s "The Nest". This monster film about killer cockroaches taking over a small town is a gory, silly throwback to the 50’s and 60’s sci-fi movies of yore. It’s based on a novel by Eli Cantor.
If you’re easily creeped out by the sight of a dastardly cockroach, "The Nest" isn’t for you. But it does feature everything else you’d expect from a film that wouldn’t be out of place on the SyFy Channel.
You’ve got the handsome sheriff (Franc Luz) trying to protect the townsfolk. There’s the beautiful blonde bimbo from his past (Lisa Langlois), who does the dumbest things only seen in horror films. And inevitably, a seductive doctor (Terri Treas) appears in town that may just be behind the reason for the cockroaches becoming killers.
"The Nest" doesn’t really feature a nest, not really until the last five minutes of the film. This is where the characters go up against the queen of all cockroaches, in full high-definition. The film’s inevitable and predictable climax will have you roaring with laughter.
Usually Shout Factory’s Blu-rays feature an array of special features. Sadly, "The Nest" has one sole special feature, that of an audio commentary by director Terence H. Winkless. This is the drawback to an otherwise enjoyable Blu-ray.
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