|Distributed by||Columbia TriStar Television|
|Directed by||Sebastian Gutierrez|
|Produced by||Lou Arkoff
|Written by||Sebastian Gutierrez|
|Music by||David Reynolds|
|Cinematography||Thomas L. Callaway|
|Editing by||Daniel Cahn|
|Running time||91 minutes|
She Creature (originally billed as Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature) is a 2001 television 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.
Circa 1900, in Ireland, two carnies, Angus Shaw (Rufus Sewell) and his wife Lillian (Carla Gugino), abduct a mermaid (Rya Kihlstedt) and try to smuggle her into the United States. As their ship appears to lose its way, the mermaid begins to show a deadly, carnivorous side.
- 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
The name and basic plot of this movie was integrated into a season 5 episode of the adult swim cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Awards and nominations
- 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).
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