Like many others I was impressed by this movie. While the intent was to remake old B-Movies in sort of a new B-movie style, I actually witnessed a film full of quality. It's a story of mermaids, but these mermaids aren't like the ones you know...they feast on human flesh. The fact that they are every bit as beautiful as the fables tell us means that they are that much more dangerous.
With Stan Winston handling the effects, you know it is impossible to be dissapointed. But can the acting, directing, and story live up to this top notch standard? The answer is, yeah, just about. I had no problem with the acting except that the accents weren't always convincing (many characters are from various countries.) The directing also was impressive aside from a few minor pacing issues, and lastly, the story is actually such an original idea I'm a little bummed it never got a theatrical run. No, it never would have been number 1 in the box office or even in the top 5, but it could have made a lot more money than it did being made for the Showtime channel.
Unfortunately Ive heard the rest of Winston's Creature Features aren't as good. I have seen Earth Vs. The Spider which impressed me about as much as this film, but the remaining three in the series have received some bad reviews.
All in all, the film is definetly worth every cent I paid for it. Unfortunately, horror movies like this are increasingly hard to come by. Without relying on cheap humor which I find out of place in most horror movies, this movie can actually make your skin crawl and make you think. Beware! Bwahahaha....ummm, yeah