Excerpt: In a cozy New England hamlet, residents are succumbing to horrifying deaths leaving sheriff Richard Tarbell (Franc Luz) is perplexed. These poor stiffs are literally getting devoured, but he has no clue what creature is responsible. And why would he? Because the perpetrators are pretty much the last beast you would expect—roaches!
Excerpt: When I first read about The Nest after it was announced by Shout! Factory as an upcoming release through their Scream Factory line (and having never heard of it before), the only thing that came to mind was the final segment of the original Creepshow , wherein the obsessive-compulsive Mr. Pratt is infested with roaches. And then there’s that horrifying moment at the end when we find Mr.
Conclusion: From Roger Corman's production company, 'The Nest' is a strange brew of creepy-crawly horror and unintentional comedy, making it watchable but forgettable. What it lacks in scares and frights, it makes up in creative special effects and plenty of spine-tingling visuals of bug everywhere. The Blu-ray arrives with a mildly satisfying but acceptable audio and video presentation while the supplements are largely exterminated.
Conclusion: The Nest serves up a straightforward, no-frills sort of Horror experience, and that's a good thing. It does everything well but nothing spectacularly. It's well scripted, nicely acted, moves by at an even pace, and starts with chills and ends up with some intense Horror special effects that are over the top but a lot of fun and a natural progression for the movie's buildup towards whatever that thing is .