Movies like The Nest 1987

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The Nest (1987)
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The Nest (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously butchering its citizens.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: cockroach, mutant, experiment, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, island, insect, scientist, village, chaos, escapades, gory, creature, dog, cat, killer animal, cave, motorcycle, gun, birthday, beach, lighthouse, rat ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and psychotronic films with plots about danger, experiment gone awry, deadly, escapades, gory, mutant and deadly creature mostly in Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Nest: Ticks (1993), The Boogens (1981), The Incredible Melting Man (1977), Prophecy (1979), The Frankenstein Theory (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ticks (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Teens camping in a northern California retreat are terrorized by mutant insects created by evil, polluting pot farmers.
Style: rough, scary, tense, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: mutant, drug dealing, dangerous animal, wilderness, youth, danger, buddies, drug abuse, animal horror, giant insect, summer camp, gory ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
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The Boogens (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, gory, danger, escapades, deadly, experiment gone awry, social relations, dynamite, abandoned mine, tentacle, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An astronaut exposed to cosmic rays outside of Saturn's rings returns to Earth and begins to melt away. Escaping from the hospital, he wanders around the backwoods looking for human flesh to eat.
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, evil alien, astronaut, escapades, space and aliens, supernatural, man versus machine, space travel, danger, a.i., experiment gone awry, battles ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 4K
Prophecy (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, contamination, toxic, environmentalism, environmental, deadly, danger, rivalry, animal life, experiment gone awry, native american, toxic waste ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Frankenstein Theory (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror. What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his university job for his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: found footage, wilderness, deadly creature, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, supernatural, mutant, deadly, experiment gone awry, frankenstein's monster, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
 7.6
 160K
The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: scary, suspense, atmospheric, psychological, rough ...
Plot: science, mutant, experiment, scientist, mad scientist, tragic love, mutation, nightmare, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, research, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Growth (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1989, a breakthrough in "advanced parasitic research" on Cuttyhunk Island gave scientists a jump in human evolution. Initial tests proved promising, as subjects experienced heightened physical and mental strength and awareness. But - ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: island, parasite, survival, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, danger, deadly, quarantine, human experiment, plague, small town, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
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They Nest (2000)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After freezing up under pressure in the emergency room, Dr. Cahill decides to spend a few months unwinding on a little Maine island where he immediately gets off on the wrong foot with the locals. Meanwhile, a body has washed up on shore infested ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense
Plot: cockroach, island, experiment gone awry, survival, plague, deadly creature, mad scientist, rescue, dangerous animal, deadly, family in danger, isolation ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, boston, new england, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.0
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Mimic (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: cockroach, virus, mutation, experiment gone awry, scientist, insect, deadly creature, mutant, evolution, animal horror, genetic engineering, eaten alive ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cynicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for them leads an expedition to the island to free them.
Style: rough, scary, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: mutant, island, survival, isolation, rescue, danger, investigation, deadly, mind game, experiment gone awry, murder, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.6
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Sabretooth (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Using fossilized DNA, a scientist resurrects one of nature's most fearsome predators, a sabretooth tiger. Scientific ambition turns deadly, however, when the creature escapes and begins savagely stalking its prey - the human race.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: dangerous animal, tiger, experiment gone awry, heroes, danger, deadly, gory, creature feature, catastrophe, brutality, chase, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Empire of the Ants (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sleazy scam artist Joan Collins tries to sell phony real estate deals down in the Florida everglades. What she and her unsuspecting buyers don't know is the area has been taken over by giant ants!
Style: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, real estate, radioactive, radioactivity, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, dangerous animal, crimes, deadly, cons and scams, toxic ...
Time: 70s
Place: florida, usa, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.6
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Carnosaur (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After being driven to extinction, great bloodthirsty dinosaurs come back to life with the assistance of a demented genetic scientist. She plans to replace the human race with a super-race of dinosaurs who will not pollute the planet.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dinosaur, deadly creature, chaos, mutant, danger, deadly, imaginary, dangerous animal, gory, extinction, disorder ...
Time: 90s, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.6
 2K
Mansquito (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Police lieutenant detective Thomas 'Thom' Randall's steady girl-friend, Dr. Jennifer 'Jen' Allen, is Dr. Aaron Michaels's main assistant on his pharmaceutical firm Bellion's research program to cure the highly ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, mosquito, experiment gone awry, danger, supernatural, swat, track down, escaped prisoner, transformation, virus, police investigation, insect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Syngenor: Synthesized Genetic Organism (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered cyborgs for use as "super soldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the cyborgs malfunction and turn on their creators.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, mad scientist, mutant, experiment gone awry, super soldier, soldier, deadly creature, danger, deadly, battles, technology gone awry, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Curse of the Komodo (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Genetically-engineered Komodo dragons have become ginormous creatures hunting people on a remote tropical island. A small group of scientists must stop the dragons before they escape the island and destroy the rest of the world.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutation, island, danger, chaos, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, genetic engineering, deadly, deadly creature, zombie, secret project, giant lizard ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Piranha (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Doctor Baines has been conducting genetic experiments on piranhas and has made them virtually unstoppable. Unfortunately, his assistants, Maggie and Paul, accidentally release the hybrids into the Lost River Lake threatening to destroy everyone in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough, humorous ...
Plot: piranha, summer camp, deadly creature, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, gory, mutant, deadly, danger, chaos, race against time, eaten alive ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.5
 650
They Crawl (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A computer whiz named 'Bean' is among several people found dead with strange striations, odd puncture wounds and missing internal organs. Bean's brother Ted teams up with detective Gina to get to the bottom of it. With the help of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, experiment gone awry, rivalry, track down, murder, danger, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, plague, dangerous animal, mutant ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 3.5
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Rats (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Brookedale Psychiatric Hospital is a crumbling institution which barely has enough money to remain open. Formerly a prison, it sits atop a warren of tunnels and sewage system viaducts. But Brookdale has a secret - a secret known by only one ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: mental institution, dangerous animal, survival, experiment gone awry, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, disorder, working undercover, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.1
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Watchers II (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A genetically re-engineered dog develops a psychic link with a monster created in a lab experiment which goes awry.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, deadly creature, supernatural ability, heroes, pets, escapades, buddies, deadly, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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28%
Forbidden World (1982)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, laboratory, planet, genetics, isolation, battles, save the planet, chaos, space and aliens, danger ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Panic in the tower (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A murderous baboon escapes from a laboratory and roams the research building, and begins to kill some teenagers who are also in the building playing a Dungeons-and-Dragons type game.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: baboon, medical school, laboratory, mutant, deadly, danger, isolation, experiment gone awry, captivity, animal horror, animal attack, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.0
 10K
Bats (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Genetically mutated bats escape and it's up to a bat expert and the local sheriff to stop them.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: bat, small town, mutation, survival, supernatural, save the day, danger, dangerous animal, deadly, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.7
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The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, investigation, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.1
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Hybrid (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of space renegades hook up with a drifter named McQueen. Together they hole up in an abandoned research facility for the night and are relentlessly pursued by a human/monster hybrid.
Style: bleak, rough, scary, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, survival, deadly, danger, confined, isolation, laboratory, desert, stalking, deadly creature, experiment, half human ...
Time: future
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27%
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C.H.U.D. (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, murder, survival, crimes, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Track of the Moon Beast (1976)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Professor "Johnny Longbow" Salina, a man who really knows his stews, introduces Paul Carlson to the practical-joking Kathy Nolan. Paul and Kathy seem to hit it off rather well but, during a meteor storm, a meteorite fragment strikes Paul, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, experiment gone awry, supernatural, buddies, escapades, danger, transformation, vengeance, disorder, chase, imaginary, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.0
 2K
Mind Ripper (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A top secret experiment intended to produce a superhuman has gone terribly wrong. Now the creators, trapped in a remote desert outpost, are being pursued ruthlessly by their creation. With the door sealed from within, there is no way out.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: desert, supernatural, deadly creature, mutant, gory, confined, experiment gone awry, danger, superhuman powers, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Psychic Experiment (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A idyllic, small, self-sufficient community. On the surface, it seems like the perfect neighborhood. Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance. But...the pastoral exterior conceals a dark past and an even darker secret. As a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, danger, mad scientist, chaos, deadly, small town, supernatural, small community, under the surface, dark secret, survival, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.6
 757
Deep Space (1988)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secretly engineered and blasted into space by government scientists, a vile monster crash-lands back on Earth and begins killing everyone it encounters. As the death toll rises, veteran cop McLemore (Charles Napier) bravely steps forward to crush ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, bio weapon, rescue, mutant, technology gone awry, alien encounter, deadly, danger, deadly creature, supernatural, rivalry, secret project ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%