THE MERMAID’S CURSE (2020) Reviews and overview

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‘Her song is alluring. Her kiss is deadly.’

The Mermaid’s Curse is a 2020 British horror film about a young writer who finds a seductive, sultry, young woman lying injured on the beach. The more he falls for her, the more he will learn the dangers of falling in love with a siren.

Directed and co-produced by Louisa Warren (Vikings vs. Krampus; Tooth Fairy; Curse of the Scarecrow) from a screenplay written by Tyler-James.

The movie was co-produced by Scott Jeffrey (director of Clown Doll; The Final Scream; The Bad Nun) and executive produced by Steven M. Smith (Doll House; Doll Cemetery; The Haunting of Borley Rectory).

The ChampDog Films production stars Rebecca Finch (Reign of Chaos; Shadowland), Tom Hendryk (Jekyll & Hyde; Bram Stoker’s Van Helsing; Nest of Vampires; The Haunting of Alcatraz), Tony Manders and Nina Jay.


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” …there’s almost no heat or chemistry between Hendryk and Finch. And a film with this kind of relationship at its centre needs a cast and director who can deliver that. We have to be sold on the attraction between them […] Despite that, there is enough interesting stuff going on to make The Mermaid’s Curse the best film I’ve seen from the director. Faint praise I know but there you have it.” Voices from the Balcony

Cast and characters:

Rebecca Finch … Siren
Tom Hendryk … Jake
Tony Manders … Mr Andrews
Nina Jay … Charlotte
Kate Lush … Patsy
Hattie Willow … Siren
Zuza Tehanu … Mother Siren
Georgie Banks … Josie
AJ Blackwell … Cameron
Jon Callaway … Harry
Cyril Cottrell … Fisherman John
Leila Kotori … Sister Siren
Stephanie Lodge … Holly
Gabriella Melrose … Nikki
Shawn C. Phillips
… Vlogger
Jason Richardson … Policeman
Mark Sears … Mike
Steven M. Smith … Fisherman Peter
Alice Wallis … Sister Siren
Karl Williams … Mike


The original title was Witches of the Water

The film is apparently a remake of Deadly Waters (2015) which we presume was made on a lower budget.

This film should not be confused with Mermaid’s Song (2015), directed by Nicholas Humphries, which was released in the UK on DVD by High Fliers Films on 28th October 2019 as Mermaid’s Curse

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