He wasn’t director Drew Goddard’s primary antagonist in Cabin in the Woods, however the merman’s gruesome, disgusting appearance startled audiences and began a cult following simultaneously. Ever since the film’s long-awaited 2012 release, fans have clamored for a sequel or a prequel—anything involving the repulsive, water-breathing humanoid. What’s his story? Why did Bradley Whitford root so hard for him? So many monsters dominate, thrill, and light-up the screen, but the merman stays closest in mind with to that enormous cobra and the faceless girl with a hundred sharp teeth. We could do a top ten on Cabin in the Woods alone.