A Review Of The Short Horror Film Seiren

December 13, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]




Kat Threlkeld, who won best director at Mostra Amazona Cinema Festival in Brazil this year for her short film, Seiren, is already getting a lot of attention. In fact, the mermaid-horror was also featured at this year’s Blood in the Snow Festival. It’s great to see another talented female director in the horror genre, we have so few in comparison with the number of male directors.


I’ve been following Seiren for a while now. I was very excited to finally be able to see it last night and it did not disappoint. It began with a model on the beach, during a photo shoot. Soon she moves into the water for her next pose. Suddenly she screams, she’s bitten by something, what it was, she did not see. After returning home she falls ill and strange behavior over takes her. I won’t say any more about the plot, I would not want to spoil it for you.


We see few mermaid films in the horror genre. It’s understandable, their beauty and fierceness are hard to really capture well, however Kat did just that. The way her Seiren evolved was  impressive and the effects were fantastic. In the final scenes we witness the full transformation of the model, played by Sayla Vee DeGoede, and she’s truly terrifying. The Siren in the film favors the mythological mermaids/sirens that lured sailors to their deaths with an irresistible melody.


We should be able to reveal more detail soon, including when and where you will be able to see Seiren. For more on the film follow Kat on FaceBook and on Twitter.




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