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Ginî piggu: Manhôru no naka no ningyo (1988)

An artist finds and rescues a mermaid in a sewer. He takes her home with him and she develops sores all over her body that begin to pustulate and bleed. He uses what oozes from her sores to... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Shigeru Saiki ...
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Mari Somei ...
The Mermaid
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Masami Hisamoto
Gô Rijû
Tsuyoshi Toshishige
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An artist finds and rescues a mermaid in a sewer. He takes her home with him and she develops sores all over her body that begin to pustulate and bleed. He uses what oozes from her sores to paint her portrait. When he can no longer handle it anymore he breaks down and dismembers her body. Written by Chris Mayo <cmayo@thezone.net>

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25 July 1988 (Japan)  »

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Guinea Pig: Mermaid in the Manhole  »

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At the end of the credits there is a small scene in the sewer where we hear something move in the water. See more »

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Truly sickening gorefest.
23 November 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

A painter named Hayashi(Shigeru Saiki)finds a wounded mermaid(Mari Somei)and saves her.He takes her home and puts her into his bathtub where she keeps decomposing,the spreading disease spurting blood and pus.Hideshi Hino's "Guinea Pig 4:Mermaid in the Manhole" is easily one of the most disgusting horror movies I have ever seen.The make-up effects made by Nobuaki Koga are incredibly revolting.The character of Hayashi is pretty sympathetic and the film has a mood of a very sad romance.The mermaid represents painter's wife and "all the beautiful things" he has lost,so she is bound to rot and vanish too."Mermaid in the Manhole" works as a piece of extreme art,so anyone who loves Japanese horror should give it a look.However if you're easily offended avoid this one like the plague.


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