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The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds
The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds
773 Ratings


An undercover agent is sent to infiltrate bootleggers in the Florida Everglades, but winds up lost in the swamps and stuck in a decrepit hotel with a few of peculiar inhabitants. What starts off like a police actioner quickly morphs into an unholy fairy tale of Southern Gothic melodrama and horror.

Our take

Following a limited release, this mid-60s Southern Gothic melodrama disappeared into thin air but has since grown in cult status. A terrifying B-movie nightmare about deranged bootleggers, the film is suffused with a sinister mood, outré performances, and chilling, black-and-white imagery.