SHE CREATURE (mermaid chronicles part 1) (2001 U.S.) D/W: SEBASTIAN GUTIERREZ P: LOU ARKOFF/STAN WINSTON/COLLEEN CAMP
Carny barker Rufus Sewell and his fake-mermaid girlfriend Carla Gugino work with a travelling freakshow in Ireland 1905. One night they meet an old man who keeps a real live topless mermaid in a tank. They steal her and get aboard a ship bound for America where they plan to unveil her. Gugino develops some kind os psychic link with the creature and a sailor that threatened her (Gil Bellows) ends up dead. This remake-in-name-only (one of a series of five Creature Features made for HBO the same year) starts interesting and portrays mermaids as flesh-eating monsters in disguise, but does seem much longer than it's 90 min. running time. The mermaid is played by Bellows' real-life wife Rya Kihlstedt . Sam Arkoff was the Executive Producer. From the Director of JUDAS KISS.

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