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Dagon (2001)

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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Bárbara
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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)

Opening Weekend:

$101,273 (Spain), 8 November 2001, Limited Release
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In the original plot Howard, Vicki, Paul and Bárbara travel in the boat celebrating the success of their company "dot.com", named after the term and domain name created in 1995 (which in tern is derived from the word "commercial"). Curiously, when Paul returns to the ship looking for Howard and Vicki, it can be seen that the name of the ship is "RedHen.com". See more »

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In the house full of water, Abuelo forces Paul's head into a filthy toilet. When the toilet is shown in the same scene, it is totally white. See more »

Quotes

Uxía Cambarro: Before you came, there had been no sacrifices for a year. Dagon needs her.
Paul Marsh: Fuck Dagon!
Uxía Cambarro: Yes, and their child will be immortal!
Paul Marsh: Yeah, but there's a catch. It has to live the rest of its life as some kind of half-ass fish of the sea.
Uxía Cambarro: [agreeing] In joy, with Dagon!
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Dedicated to Francisco Rabal, a wonderful actor and even better human being. See more »

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why cant horror/fantasy like this get a bigger release...
29 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

TINY SPOILER ...when heaps like THE CAVE, THE CORE, WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (remake)get spread over every other cinema (UK experience)? It has budget related flaws and couple of cheesy moments, but when you compare it in the imagination and shear stick-to-a-weird-story spirit department it piddles all over most movies, never mind recent offerings from a 'fringe' genre like fantasy/horror.

This captures HP Lovecraft ideals with a mix of tongue in check cheese, sincere homage, inspired interpretation and a measure of terror and gore that fits the mood perfectly.

The acting is... passionate, the prosthetics competent and the pace/plot/script often inspiring (seriously - apart from the Star Wars moment... you'll know when it happens).

Good looking - good effort - so why am I more likely to see a sequel to THE CAVE on the big screen than a film of this ilk? Makes me want to take up reading.


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