The Nesting [Blu-ray]
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Top Customer Reviews
Blue Underground's claim that it's been "unavailable" on video is generally true. I remember seeing this one time, and one time only on cable in the eighties, never seeing it again until I bought this Blu-ray, incredible, but it was well worth the wait. As usual, BU has done a perfect job here with the transfer, both in sound and audio, boosting the sound up to an optional 7.1 mix. Everything here is real HD. Strongly recommended in every sense if you love horror.
The premise was almost too basic: a writer rents a house to write in and soon discovers it's haunted and that she might have some kind of connection to it. The owner of the house is an old geezer with a secret (the always dependable John Carradine). To round out the cast there are scads of local creepy people (all connected to THE secret), a nondescript boyfriend, and a rather snotty therapist. This isn't counting all the ghosts. The deaths are few and far between but rather well done (I especially love the sickle scene). I also liked some of the weird dream sequences. My only major complaint has to do with the casting of Robin Groves as the writer who never gets around to writing. She is thoroughly unsympathetic, I found her more annoying than likable. When you can't care about what the main character is suffering through, that doesn't leave much to hold your interest. It also didn't help that the pacing is a bit slow and the movie is too long.
I saw this film clandestinely as a kid. The film has several gotcha moments where even though I knew what was coming, it still startled me into jumping--sign of a grade A thriller. The film has atmosphere--one moment ordinary life is going on, the next the world has become eerie and threatening.
All in all, this film is certainly worth inclusion in your horror/suspense collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really wanted to like this one but it's so booooring. Great creepy setting with the house, acting isn't too bad, but the story is a mess and slooooooow.Published 5 months ago by Vincent
Good movie kinda slow .... Took me back to my childhood, scared me when I was a kid so was a great find and buy.Published 10 months ago by Christopher Flores
I would barely classify this as horror. It's a thriller at best but there's very little tension throughout the film. Read morePublished 12 months ago by xLaXome
VERY GOOD MOVIE FROM THE EARLY 80'S. YES,I WOULD RECOMNEND THIS MOVIE!!Published 21 months ago by Patricia Swiger
Preamble . I've upped my walking schedule to 6 days a week (an hour per walk) in addition to work , choirs , shopping , house cleaning and animal tending (two beautiful cats) , etc... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Benstarbuck
They don't make them like this anymore. Excellent supernatural horror flick that somehow got by me in the 70s. It was creepy, eerie and unpredictable... Read morePublished on February 8, 2014 by PR GUY
I first watched this movie because of my interest in octagon houses back in the 80s. It was actually filmed at the famous Armour Stiner octagon house in Irvington New York. Read morePublished on December 14, 2013 by Gibson Girl
I saw this movie with a friend at a Drive-in shortly before I left the Pacific Northwest in '82. I thought it was a good flick and earlier this year began a search for the title. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Tom Brown