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Dagon (2001)

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A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring.



(short stories "Dagon" and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"), (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Marsh
Francisco Rabal ...
Raquel Meroño ...
Uxía Cambarro
Brendan Price ...
Birgit Bofarull ...
Uxía Blanco ...
Madre Ezequiel / Ezequiel's Mother
Ferran Lahoz ...
Sacerdote / Priest
Joan Minguell ...
Xavier Cambarro
Alfredo Villa ...
Capitán Orfeo Cambarro / Captain Orpheus Cambarro
José Lifante ...
Recepcionista Hotel / Desk Clerk
Padre Ezequiel / Ezequiel's Father
Victor Barreira ...
Ezequiel Joven / Young Ezequiel
Fernando Gil ...
Sacerdote Católico / Catholic Priest
Jorge Luis Pérez ...
Chico / Boy


Based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft, the undisputed master of the macabre, Dagon tells the story of Paul Marsh, a young man who discovers that the truth will not set him free instead it condemns him to a waking nightmare of unrelenting horror. A boating accident off the coast of Spain sends Paul and his girlfriend Barbara to the decrepit fishing village of Imboca looking for help. As night falls, people start to disappear and things not quite human start to appear. Paul finds himself pursued by the entire town. Running for his life, he uncovers Imboca's dark secret: that they pray to Dagon, a monstrous god of the sea. And Dagon's unholy offspring are freakish half-human creatures on the loose in Imboca... Written by Friday Jones <>

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 October 2001 (Spain)  »

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H.P. Lovecraft's Dagon  »

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€4,200,000 (estimated)

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Francisco Rabal's last movie. It is dedicated to his memory with the quote "Dedicated to Francisco Rabal, a wonderful actor and even better human being", just before the end credits. See more »


In the scene where Paul is the hotel room, he removes the door slide bolt from the dresser and puts it on the door. He only puts one screw on it and its also positioned awkwardly. In the next shoot, there are two screws on the slide bolt with it placed correctly on the door. See more »


Uxía Cambarro: I still have human feelings.
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Dedicated to Francisco Rabal, a wonderful actor and even better human being. See more »

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A charming diversion.
20 May 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This movie is based more on "The Shadow Over Innsmouth", "The Festival" or "The Stange High House in th Mist" than on "Dagon". Still, this sort of strange tale tends to fall into a certain pattern and if you enjoy this movie, you may find that you like Lovecraft's tales also. This movie captures the atmosphere of many of these stories and presents some of their weird concepts as well as any I have seen. It also plays sort of like an adventure serial, so it dosn't hurt that the hero is played in the manner of Harold Lloyd. There is plenty of comedy and gruesomeness, and the question of whether human self-determination or monstrous outside forces are stronger gets asked, in a nice graphic, non-preachy way. My only complaints are the "orchestral crash" which accompanies some of the shock effects, and the fact that aside from one showing in Hollywood two days ago, this movie seems destined only to be seen on the small screen in North America!

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