Mixing Bikinis and Monsters

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In director Terence Muncy’s demented vision of bikini-clad beach babes and summer madness, there are plenty of reasons to stay out of the water — in fact, to run for the hills.

Here’s one:

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An independent film about an ethically unstable scientist who uses genetic engineering, murder and a wardrobe of female swimwear in his quest to bring his concept of ultimate beauty (a mermaid) into being, Bikini Monsters uses a murder-investigation narrative structure to explore its themes of sexual deviance and obsession.

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Bikini Monsters, due for release in 2010, has been filming through July. As you can see from the pictures below, it involves little by way of wardrobe but required a major effort in terms of make-up.

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It’s interesting the way sexual attraction can be made grotesque, the result becoming a curious mixture of eroticism and fear. It has definitely been done with zombies, in films such as Zombie Strippers (2008; dir. Jay Lee) — and resonates with the snake-women film phenomenon I wrote about a while back. Bikini Monsters reminds me less of the 1984 Daryl Hannah mermaid flick Splash! and more of the profoundly disturbing Hideshi Hino Guinea Pig film, Mermaid in a Manhole (Manhôru no naka no ningyo) from 1988. At any rate checking out the babes on the beach will never be the same!

More images below:

Sources: Terence Muncy via Avery; Monster Island News

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3 Responses to Mixing Bikinis and Monsters

  1. Avery says:

    Man! This film is gonna rock! At the same time that it’s sexy as Hell, it’s scary as Hell!! Yikes!!

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  3. Mark P. says:

    Curious what type of body makeup was used? Did it have to be waterproof, and if so, was it hard to remove?

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