Saturday, January 10, 2015
DVD Review: KILLER MERMAID (2014)
Directed by Milan Todorovic
Distributed by Epic Pictures Group
I posted the trailer for KILLER MERMAID a while ago on this blog. I was finally able to sit down and watch the full film and I am happy to report that this film is just as good, if not better, than the trailer led us to believe! KILLER MERMAID is a Serbian film with the original title being NYMPH. One thing that was interesting was that the film was marketed as a creature feature type film, with obviously a killer mermaid as the main killer. The film is actually more of a slasher type film as the caretaker of the mermaid does most of the actual killing. Here is the basic plot of the film from the Epic Pictures Group website:
Two beautiful young women go on an exotic Mediterranean vacation and uncover the watery lair of a killer mermaid hidden beneath an abandoned military fortress. What was once a carefree adventure becomes a deadly fight for survival.
This was a very interesting film in that is a perfect mash-up of part creature feature film and part slasher film. While the mermaid does some killing, the majority of the film centers around the mermaid's caretaker who lives on an island fortress. The man lives on the island taking care of the mermaid and he kills anyone who comes to the island turning them into fish food, or mermaid food to be more accurate! When the main characters from the film go to the island to explore, they run across the crazed killer and are picked off one by one.
There is some very good gore in this film as the killer picks off the island visitors. The acting is very good as well. Some of the Serbian actors were a little hard to understand at times, but overall everyone puts is a very solid performance. It was great seeing genre fave Kristina Klebe as well, and she does a great job as always.
The film is shot very well also, with some cool camera angles, beautiful underwater shots, and contains beautiful scenery throughout the film. The film was shot mostly all in Montenegro which looks to be a very beautiful place.
I thoroughly enjoyed KILLER MERMAID. It is a solid horror film with a cool story. The DVD is available now.
DVD Bonus Features include the following:
* Making of the Mermaid Featurette
* Bonus Clip: Crowdfunding Promo
* Interviews with Cast and Crew
* Official Trailer and Additional Trailers from Epic Pictures Group
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD