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The 4th in the notorious Japanese shocker series is about an artist who is trying to cope with the recent death of his wife. One day while being in the sewers beneath the streets of Okinawa, he comes across a mermaid that he had met before when he was a kid, when the sewers used to be a big river. He sits down to paint her, but soon she starts crying in agony. That is when the painter notices that she has boils growing all over her body. She has been stuck in the sewers for a long time and she must have been infected by the environment down there. The artist takes her back to his house, and after a brief period of time, the mermaid develops lacerations and begins to bleed. The artist uses the blood and pus from the wounds to paint her portrait, but as he paints, her condition worsens. The boils and sores start to cover her entire body even her head. Soon the mermaid is coughing up writhing worms and maggots and they even start to come from her wounds. She begs him to finish the painting before she dies. Then things get even more extreme………

What a totally disgusting and gross out movie this is and one of the stronger entries in the “Guinea Pig” Series! Blood-drenched and nightmarishly bizarre, but with moments of dark, offbeat humor sprinkled throughout. The make-up effects made by Nobuaki Koga is incredibly revolting but extremely well done. If the thought of a boil-covered, bleeding woman lying in a bathtub filled with her own blood (and other fluids) while vomiting up blood and worms seems unpalatable to you, do NOT watch this film! If you have the stomach for it, and you can find it, this is an interesting little movie for fans of bizarre and/or grotesque cinema.

No trailer but a selection of scenes from the movie. Be warned though that it is disgusting!

Sadako’s Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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