Here at Bloody Good Horror we spend much of our time talking about good movies and bad movies alike, and picking apart the things that place titles in either category. In horror specifically, there is a beautiful gradient, comprised of everything from "so bad it's good" to "just plain bad." For many movies in this grey area, the viewing experience itself - who you watch it with and how - can be as important as the movie itself. In that tradition, every first Thursday of the month we'll fondly recall one of those kinds of movies that seem made for the loud and alcohol-fueled viewing party, and give you the framework to host a screening of your very own, complete with imbibing instructions!
Note: BGH reminds you to respect the minimum age requirement for drinking in whatever god forsaken hellhole you live in.
First and foremost, let's address the potential confusion around the title of this movie. The film that is billed as Killer Mermaid on Netflix has had two other titles previously, which is never a good sign. From what I can gather, it was originally titled Mamula, and then Nymph, before it settled on its current moniker. One can only imagine that the second (and hopefully final) rebranding was aimed at trying to get people interested and, in some ways, I suppose it worked.
The splashy new title certianly grabbed the attention of the BGH New Class, and we hope it will grab yours as well. I can't make any promises that this movie will fall into the "so bad it's good" category, but I feel confident it will be bad. And with a movie like that, there's nothing like a nice drinking game to make this kind of movie more platable.