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.

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Paul Marsh
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Ezequiel
Raquel Meroño ...
Bárbara
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Uxía Cambarro
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Howard
Birgit Bofarull ...
Vicki
Uxía Blanco ...
Madre Ezequiel / Ezequiel's Mother
Ferran Lahoz ...
Sacerdote / Priest
Joan Minguell ...
Xavier Cambarro
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Capitán Orfeo Cambarro / Captain Orpheus Cambarro
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Recepcionista Hotel
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Padre Ezequiel / Ezequiel's Father
Victor Barreira ...
Ezequiel Joven / Young Ezequiel
Fernando Gil ...
Sacerdote Católico / Catholic Priest
Jorge Luis Pérez ...
Chico / Boy
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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 <friday@fridayjones.com>

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

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31 October 2001 (Spain)  »

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€4,200,000 (estimated)

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$101,273 (Spain) (8 November 2001)
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The majority of this film was shot with a hand-held camera. See more »

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Near the beginning when Paul and Barbara are trying to get to the village in an inflatable raft, Barbara is clearly on the right side and Paul is on the left, mounting his oar. At about 16:38 the scene cuts and they are on opposite sides. See more »

Quotes

Paul Marsh: What happen with all people in this town?
Ezequiel: They're changing. Changing to go into the sea.
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Dedicated to Francisco Rabal, a wonderful actor and even better human being. See more »

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Very decent adaptation
5 July 2003 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

I half-expected this to be a mindless gore flick, but it turns out that this is a very good adaptation of one of Lovecraft's better stories. I have only two quibbles with the film: for one, it should have been called "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," the story it is based most on - "Dagon," I believe, is about a WWI U-Boat captain whose ship sinks and who finds the temple of Dagon under the Atlantic. Second, why try to show Dagon? That makes no sense - Lovecraftian horrors are best left to the imagination, just off the screen.

Other than that, though, a very nice horror movie/thriller that deserved a theater release, not a straight-to-video sentence.


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