An idealistic painter rediscovers the beautiful mermaid that served as his boyhood muse... but she's living in a sewer and has horrible golf-ball-sized pustules breaking out on her stomach. And that's not the disgusting part of Mermaid In A Manhole.

Rather, this is the disgusting part: The painter gets her home, and puts her in a bathtub. The pustules rapidly spread to cover her entire body, and she convinces him to lance them for her. This causes her to act like she's climaxing (in a gore-gasm. Get it?) And then he collects the weird pus that drains out of her in a bucket, so he can use it to paint more pictures of her. Because it's Art. Don't you see?

Oh, and you shouldn't watch this clip if you're easily grossed out or offended. Really.

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Later, the pustules start having worms and creatures coming out of them. It's like a metaphor. Mermaid In A Manhole is part of the Guinea Pig series of Japanese horror.