For a sea creature to be stranded in the sewers for as long as she had, the mermaid obviously got a sever infection. Throughout the movie, she begins developing wounds and boils all over her body. The makeup was great, and the pulsating, oozing pus filled sacks on her body were delightfully disgusting. What I really liked is that all the wounds had different color pus. Yellow, green, purple, red, blue... this is when the painting comes into play. The mermaid asks the artist to paint her portrait, but the paint would be her blood and pus. Weary neighbors begin to question the nasty stink coming from his apartment, but pass it off as rotten fish. Well, they're not technically wrong, considering the status of the mermaids health. She's covered in boils and oozing pus and blood from every direction. The artist has finally had enough he butchers the Mermaid, leaving body parts and gore all over his apartment. Blood begins to leak into the apartment below, and the neighbors call the cops. The artist is arrested and... well, I'd go into more, but the movie has such a great twist ending. So I'll leave it there.
I honestly loved this movie. The whole feel of it was nice. It was dark, but colorful, and it was just overall visually pleasing. The special effects may have been more on the gross side, but they looked great. I haven't been grossed out by pus in awhile, not since DEAD ALIVE at least. It was a very well made movie, and I know I won't spoil it, but the ending was fucking awesome. WHAT A TWIST. I highly recommend this, and for the reasons I stated above. It's just a fun movie, and if you want to check it out I'll post the film below. Let me know what you think, and enjoy!