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She Creature ★★½ Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature 2001 (R)

In 1905, carnival barker Angus Shaw (Lily) is traveling in Ireland with his girlfriend Lily (Gugino) posing as a mermaid in a sideshow attraction. They meet drunken exsailor Woolrich (Morris) who takes them to his home where he has his own attraction—a real live mermaid (Kilhstedt). Angus steals the mermaid and sails for America but the mermaid begins attacking crewman and Lily develops a symbiotic relationship with the creature. Very loosely based on the AIP 1956 Bmovie of the same title, this was one of a series of cable remakes under the umbrella title “Creature Features.” 91m/C VHS, DVD . Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino, Rya Kihlstedt, Aubrey Morris, Jim Piddock, Gil Bellows, Reno Wilson; D: Sebastian Gutierrez; W: Sebastian Gutierrez; C: Thomas Callaway; M: David Reynolds. CABLE