SyFy cable network has an elimination reality show, with a sizable audience.
Is this the reported mouth seen in the belly of the Mapinguari?
In the episode of February 18, 2014, the show’s contestants are assigned the task of developing and creating a cryptid makeup to win the week’s competition.
The makeup artists are given cryptid descriptions, e.g. Bunyip, Chupacabra(s), Mapinguari, The Jersey Devil, and Vodyanoy. They will create their designs inspired by the cryptids, but probably not of an actual representation of the cryptids.
is a male water spirit. Vodník (or in Germanized form hastrman) in Czech fairy tales is the same creature as the Wassermann or nix of German fairy tales….Vodyanoyпук is said to appear as a naked old man with a frog-like face, greenish beard, and long hair, with his body covered in algae and muck, usually covered in black fish scales. He has webbed paws instead of hands, a fish’s tail, eyes that burn like red-hot coals. He usually rides along his river on a half-sunk log, making loud splashes. Consequently, he is often dubbed “grandfather” or “forefather” by the local people. Local drownings are said to be the work of the vodyanoy (or rusalkas).
Vodyanoy by Ivan Bilibin, 1934.
See the trailer at Face Off - Cryptic Creatures
Catch this episode of Face Off, Tuesday, on SyFy at 9 Eastern/8 Central.