Kristina Klebe, Natalie Burn, Sofija Rajovic, Zorana Kostic Obradovic, Jelena Rakocevic
Yes (but not the leads)
Mysterious. Irresistible. Deadly. It’s a dangerous place. Just go somewhere else.
Seriously though, you should have just gone somewhere else, like you were repeatedly told. Oh well, we can hardly blame our sexy adventures for not heeding the advice since among frightening mythical creatures mermaids rank somewhere between fairies and ceramic lawn gnomes.
The actual story
American tourists Kelly and Lucy (Klebe, Burn—judging from their accents they are from that American state “Europe.”) visit their old Serbian friend Alex in Montenegro (whatever). His fiancé (Rajovic) is established as a bitch because she, completely fairly, is suspicious of these “friends.” Anyway, they get trapped on an island with a killer mermaid. Except since they can’t exactly be chased around by her, they spend most of their time on the run from this guy who’s just a mermaid enthusiast. This Serbian film establishes the mermaid as being from Greek legend and there’s a lot of non sequitur references to the American novel Moby Dick—get your own cultural history Serbia.
The Mermaid (Obradovic) seductively luring men to their death.
Rakocevic fulfills a classic horror role—that of taking her top off and then getting killed in the first five minutes of the film.
Beyond the film
The history of the island of Mamula given in the film, that it was a fortress before becoming a concentration camp in WWII, is all real. The presence of mermaids, nymphs or sirens remains in dispute.