Thanks to Hannah Neurotica, February is now officially known as Women In Horror Month. There will always be the naysayers who will complain that there isn't a Men In Horror Month, but the point of WIHM isn't to exclude men, but to celebrate the role women play in horror. If it weren't for women, horror movies really wouldn't be a thing would they? The virgin, the nerd, the spunky brunette, the whore, the ditz and the Final Girl. 98% of horror movies would not exist if these female stereotypes didn't exist. WIHM is a time to focus on films that, in their own special ways, highlight what the fairer sex has brought to the genre. Behind every great man there's a great woman and horror is the place to go to really see this truth shine through.
With high production values, a gorgeous backdrop, seriously beautiful makeup effects and a truly unique villain, Killer Mermaid is a fun, albeit shallow, horror film that really plays on the power of women. The ladies in this film are much more logical and tough than some of the men and the notion that a pretty lady can, literally, sing someone into their watery grave is pretty amusing.