IMDb Rating
Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature
Beatiful, seductive and totally deadly.
Directed By
Sebastian Gutierrez
Produced By
Lou Arkoff
Colleen Camp
Stan Winston
Written By
Sebastian Gutierrez
Rufus Sewell
Carla Gugino
Rya Kihlstedt
Jim Piddock
Reno Wilson
Mark Aiken
Music By
David Reynolds
Thomas L. Callaway
Editing By
Daniel T. Cahn

Distributed By
Columbia TriStar Television
Release Date(s)
2 April 2002 (Canada)
91 minutes
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Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (also known as She Creature) is a 2001 television horror fantasy film starring Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino and Rya Kihlstedt and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez . It is the first in a series of films made for Cinemax paying tribute to the films of American International Pictures. The films in this tribute series reused the titles of old American International Pictures films, but are not remakes of the earlier films.


Two carnies (Sewell and Gugino) abduct a mermaid in Ireland, circa 1900, and decide to transport her to America. As their ship loses its way and heads towards the mythical Forbidden Islands, the mermaid begins to display its deadly side.

List of Deaths Edit

The list of deaths in the film, She Creature.

Name Cause of death Killer On-Screen Notes
Old Woman Mauled Mermaid No
Mr. Woolrich Shot in head with rifle Skelly No
Bailey Mauled Mermaid No
Russian Eddie Shot in head with handgun Himself No Suicide
Miles Mauled The Queen of the Lair No
Sailor Mauled The Queen of the Lair No
Unnamed Person Mauled The Queen of the Lair No
Unnamed Person Mauled The Queen of the Lair No
Unnamed Person Mauled The Queen of the Lair No
Unnamed Person Mauled The Queen of the Lair No
Unnamed Person Mauled The Queen of the Lair No
Gifford Mauled The Queen of the Lair No
Angus Impaled through back by sharp tail fins The Queen of the Lair Yes


  • Rufus Sewell as Angus Shaw
  • Carla Gugino as Lillian "Lily" Shaw
  • Jim Piddock as Captain Dunn
  • Reno Wilson as Bailey
  • Mark Aiken as Gifford
  • Fintan McKeown as Skelly
  • Aubrey Morris as Mr. Woolrich
  • Gil Bellows as Miles
  • Rya Kihlstedt as Mermaid
  • Hannah Sim as Queen of the Lair
  • Jon Sklaroff as Russian Eddie
  • David Nott as Cook
  • Dan Hildebrand as Christian
  • Preston Maybank as Navy Captain
  • Brian Sieve as Officer Dixon
  • Matthew Roseman as Officer Jenkins
  • Gabriel Gutierrez as Young O'Donnell
  • Isabella Gutierrez as Miranda


Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature has been met with negative reviews. The film currently holds a rating of 20% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Saturn Award (Best Single Television Presentation).
  • Hollywood Makeup Artists and Hair Stylist Guild Award (Best Special Makeup Effects - Television Mini-Series/Movies of the Week).


  • The name and basic plot of this film was integrated into a season 5 episode of the adult swim cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
  • We don't see this until the ship runs aground at the mer-people's breeding ground, but her name, painted on a wooden plaque, is "Marie Celeste".
  • Christopher Lee was offered the cameo role of Mr Woolrich.
  • This film was shot in 18 days.
  • Rya Kihlstedt spent three hours in make-up a day so she could portray the mermaid.


Mermaid Chronicles Part 1 She Creature trailer

Mermaid Chronicles Part 1 She Creature trailer

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