I guess we’re all afraid of what we love.
strictly here for all the Carnival of Souls hazy atmospheric vibes, Body Heat sexual tension and naive love-struck Dennis Hopper and a gorgeous Linda Lawson, a mermaid noir love story epic.
a young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman who portrays a mermaid in the local carnival, all the while she truly believes she is a creature of the sea; half woman, half fish. Town folk warn our young sailor that all of her previous lovers have supposedly drowned; when the full moon hits, men disappear.
Curtis Harrington just knows how to seep his films with sensual yearning and unease, a mythological mermaid melodrama with a haunting otherworldly dream-like tone…