Jan 23, 2020
Thanks to Disney, many Americans stereotype mermaids as mute and charming redheads. In Russia, though, the rusalka isn't sweet - she's got claws and a taste for blood. Marcus and Melissa dive in to Slavic folklore, spectacularly creepy makeup and a vintage campy monster movie. Also, would you rather die to spare your friends a horror death, or run for the hills and leave everyone to fend for themselves?
Motion Picture Terror Scale: 2. Quality: 4. Personal enjoyment: 5 (Marcus) / 4 (Melissa)
Articles mentioned in this episode:
"Rusalka: The Mythical Slavic Mermaid," by Kerry Sullivan in Ancient Origins
"Do You Love Me? The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead Review," by Frank Fulci in Repulsive Reviews
"Infamous Horror had an interview with The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead’s director," in Infamous Horror