Why does rancher Hank (Scott Lynch Giddins) find the gnawed-off
skeletons of more and more of his horses and cattle of late? Where does
Eleanore (Jamie Newell), owner of a diner in the middle of nowhere, get
her honey from - especially considering she calls herself a beekeeper but
there aren't any beehives on her land? And why is Eleanore getting utterly
hysterical when two customers (Jennifer Scott, Molly Bina) attempt
to steal a glass of honey? And what does she really keep locked up in that
well behind the diner that especially her aide (Adrian DiGiovanni) is
positively scared of but that needs human flesh every once in a while? And
why is that well dispensing ... Eleanore's own award-winning brand of
Could the answer to all of this be ... giant killer bees?
all else, The Nest is a fun genre short. Sure, it might have its
(narrative) roots in grindhouse style animal horror from the 1970's, but
at the same time it presents its story in a much more bare-to-the-bones
way than these movies of old while at the same time playing up the macabre
aspects of the plot. Add to that decent pacing that never allows the story
to lag, a competent cast, atmospheric camerawork coupled with great locations,
and special effects way beyond what you'd expect from a little film like
this one (after all, you get baseball-sized
killer bees devouring a horse in full gallop), and you've got a movie
you'll be entertained by almost certainly.
Definitely recommended for
the genre lover.
By the way, part of Hillbilly
Horror Show - Episode 1.