Killer Mermaid aka Nymph (2014) reviews and overview

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[Total: 13   Average: 2.6/5]

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‘Mysterious. Irresistible. Deadly.’

Killer Mermaid – aka Killer Mermaids; Nymph; and Mamaula is a 2014 Serbian horror feature film directed by Milan Todorovi from a screenplay by Barry Keating (Downhill; Nightworld). The movie stars Kristina Klebe (Tales of Halloween; Zone of the Dead), Franco Nero (Hitch-Hike) and Natalie Burn.

Friends Kelly and Lucy travel into the depths of Montenegro to visit an old friend. While there, they decide to explore an abandoned military fortress located on a remote island.

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As the summer sun quickly sets, the dark mystery of the night envelopes the girls as they realise they are not alone. There are secrets which must be protected and an evil darkness hidden beneath the island…

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

” …while the mermaid is not the most frightening thing I think of when visiting my fears of the briny deep, this film does a great job of making her pretty scary be giving her some weird flesh-colored tints along with a full mouth of sharp pointy teeth which are all the better to chomp into our likable cast. Not a lot of personality is had by this maid from the murky depths played by another pretty person Zorana Kostic Obradovic, but she is quite monstrous when she’s all CGIed up as the half-fish creature.” Ain’t It Cool News

“Not everything is bad about Nymph; the mermaid looks decent, the acting is passable and an appearance is put in by Franco Nero, it’s just that the negatives severely outweigh the positives here. Nymph is just too damn formulaic for me to have liked it all that much, what a shame.” Cinema Chords

“With high production values, a gorgeous backdrop, seriously beautiful makeup effects and a truly unique villain, Killer Mermaid is a fun, albeit shallow, horror film that really plays on the power of women. The ladies in this film are much more logical and tough than some of the men and the notion that a pretty lady can, literally, sing someone into their watery grave is pretty amusing.” Haddonfield Horror

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“The fact that it proved more enjoyable upon a second viewing also says quite a bit about the production and its potential shelf life. If genre fans are willing to move beyond the preposterous concept, or the cheesy promotional posters and disc design, they’re likely to discover a movie that gets a few things wrong, a lot of things right, and a picture that will indeed hold the attention.” Horrorfreak News

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“There are moments of brutality, particularly when The Guardian perseveres with hacking off one particularly stubborn head. The decision to view this atrocity from behind his back is an astute one as it’s definitely a case of what you don’t see being more affecting on this occasion. One finger wag in Todorovic’s direction: aside from a two-strong early flurry, the bikinis stay on.” Rivers of Grue

“With so little really explored in the mermaid arena, Killer Mermaid is a welcome film. Solid characters and grand locations definitely add to the scope of the film and create a world in which these creatures can exist.” Shock Till You Drop

Release:

At the time of writing, Killer Mermaids is available for streaming on Netflix.

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Related:

Mermaid Down – USA, 2019 – preview and DVD release news

Mermaid: Lake of the Dead – Russia, 2018 – reviews

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