The Merman is one of the monsters on the whiteboard. He is bet on by Hadley. He laments on the Merman not being chosen, as it is one of the few monsters he has never seen.
Physical Description & AttributesEdit
The Merman is shown as a half-human, half-fish monster with flabby blue skin, a huge mouth full of sharp teeth, long, scraggly black hair, and a blowhole on its back. It kills by exsanguinating its victim with it's teeth and blowing their blood out it's blowhole. Sitterson comments on this gruesome process, stating that "the cleanup on them is a nightmare." While it can survive on land, it is incredibly slow and bulky and thus only effective at finishing off incapacitated victims.
It is summoned by blowing on the Conch Shell in the basement.
- The Merman is likely an adaptation of the Creature from the Black Lagoon or the cult classic Frankenfish.
- The Merman is performed by Richard Cetrone (who also performed the werewolf).
- The Merman was among the monsters portrayed in the Universal Orlando Attraction Halloween Horror Nights 23 in 2013. In this appearance, though, it was not portrayed by a person wearing a costume as it was in the film, but instead as a life size, non-moving prop.