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Exclusive clip: Mermaid murder in “THE LURE”

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Exclusive, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

This little mermaid is no Disney character: She hungers for both love and human flesh in THE LURE, which begins its release this week. See an exclusive clip of her bloody activities below.

The directorial debut of Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Smoczynska, THE LURE was scripted by Robert Bolesto and stars Marta Mazurek (seen in the clip below), Michalina Olszanska, Kinga Preis and Jakub Gierszal. It opens tomorrow in New York City at the IFC Center, with Smoczynska and Mazurek on hand for the opening-night 7:25 show, then in other cities in the coming weeks. The synopsis: “A pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate ’80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly aura make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit fantasy world of Smoczynska’s imagining. In a visceral twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s original ‘Little Mermaid’ tale, one sister falls for a human, and as the bonds of sisterhood are tested, the lines between love and survival get blurred.” See our review of THE LURE here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.
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