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Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001)

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In Ireland, two carnies abduct a mermaid and decide to take her to America. In their sea route, the seductive and mysterious creature reveals an uncontrollable darker side.
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Bailey
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Mermaid
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Russian Eddie
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Christian
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Two carnies (Sewell and Gugino) abduct a mermaid in Ireland, circa 1900, and decide to transport her to America. As their ship loses its way and heads towards the mythical Forbidden Islands, the mermaid begins to display its deadly side. Written by Anonymous

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Beatiful, seductive and totally deadly.


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Rated R for sexuality, nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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We don't see this until the ship runs aground at the mer-people's breeding ground, but her name, painted on a wooden plaque, is "Marie Celeste". See more »

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The lost opportunity
28 September 2007 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

This movie evokes some mixed feelings in me... it is carried by the two female actresses in main roles, and that storyline (pretty much the only one anyway) should have been followed to the end. The mermaid is superbly played by Rya Kihlstedt, in difficult circumstances (topless, mostly in water, with no dialogue). She is beautiful, exotic, sexy, vulnerable and deadly - what more could one ask for?

It is a real shame that the end is a cheap ripoff of the "Alien" movies

  • totally unnecessary and pretty much ruins the movie.




It is amazing that this movie couldn't get financing outside of ridiculous "Creature feature" serial... With proper budget and improved scenario this had the potential to be a hit, probably instant classic of the genre (you can quote me on that).

I am giving this a 6 overall: Rya Kihlstedt - an easy 10 Rufus Sewell & Carla Gugino - around 7 each, Gugino had more screen time but wasn't really that good the script & directing - overall 6, but the end ruins it down to 3


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