Killer Mermaid Review
Synopsis:Two young American women go on a 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.
Killer Mermaid (2014) is a fantasy thriller horror movie that is also known as Nymph (2014) and Mamula (2014). It is now on Netflix. Director Milan Todorovic does not have much experience in the directing department as he does in being a producer. His inexperience made Killer Mermaid an average movie that you would not miss unless you are a diehard mermaid fan.
The movie began by introducing us to Ana (Jelena Rakocevic) and her guy Sergej (Janko Cekic) are taking a load of videos and photos on their vacation. Sergej is mesmerized by the singing he hears in the ocean as Ana is taking off her top to make a move on her guy. Sergej dived into the water after being hypnotized by the singing and poor Ana screams for help because she does not know how to swim. A stranger attended to her screaming by throwing an anchor into her neck.
The movie then switches to writer Kelly (Kristina Klebe - Halloween (2007), Zone of the Dead (2009), BreadCrumbs (2011)) who is on vacation with her friend Lucy (Natalie Burn). Kelly does not like the water because she had encountered a terrifying experience when she was younger. Kelly and her best friend Lucy (Natalie Burn - The Expendables 3 (2014), Fallen Angel (2013), In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds (2011)) are visiting old friend Alex (Slobodan Stefanovic) in the Mediterranean. Alex introduces the girls to Boban (Dragan Micanovic - RocknRolla (2008), Layer Cake (2004), Bad Company (2002), Barking at the Stars (1998)) who has adventure in his mind. Boban convinced the group to take a day trip with him to an old military base on a small island that is not too far away. There is one small problem about the island; it may contain mermaids that have a thirst for human flesh. The island also has a ton of underground tunnels - one of the friends somehow died in the tunnel because of a guy appearing out of thin air and threw a hook into her neck.
I gave this movie a five because the cast did an incredible acting job with their parts. The movie did not flow well when it comes to the killing scenes, and it appears mismatched - maybe it was an editing problem and not directing. I love the set, the sceneries of the Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas and the mermaids. There was no suspense, a lot of loose ends and not much originality in this movie. I felt as though the last fifteen minutes of the movie was supposed to be the beginning of the movie because it had a punch to it. Needless to say, I will not be watching this movie again and will not remember it to a friend or anyone. I was bias on this movie and only gave it a five and not lower because I like mermaids.
About Killer Mermaid (2014)
Runtime: 94 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Total Avg. Votes: 34
Writers: Marko Backovic, Barry Keating, Milan Konjevic
Director: Milan Todorovic