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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.

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

H.P. Lovecraft (short stories "Dagon" and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"), Dennis Paoli (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ezra Godden ... Paul Marsh
Francisco Rabal ... Ezequiel
Raquel Meroño ... Bárbara
Macarena Gómez ... Uxía Cambarro
Brendan Price ... Howard
Birgit Bofarull Birgit Bofarull ... Vicki
Uxía Blanco Uxía Blanco ... Madre Ezequiel
Ferran Lahoz Ferran Lahoz ... Sacerdote
Joan Minguell Joan Minguell ... Xavier Cambarro
Alfredo Villa ... Capitán Orfeo Cambarro
José Lifante ... Recepcionista Hotel
Javier Sandoval ... Padre Ezequiel
Victor Barreira Victor Barreira ... Ezequiel Joven
Fernando Gil Fernando Gil ... Sacerdote Católico
Jorge Luis Pérez Jorge Luis Pérez ... Chico
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

English | Gallegan | Spanish

Release Date:

31 October 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

H.P. Lovecraft's Dagon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$101,273 (Spain), 8 November 2001, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brendan Price's character is named Howard after H.P. Lovecraft, writer of the original story. 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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Horror and fantasy based on stories by the master H.P. Lovecraft
6 March 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Dagon tells an incredible story of terror , marine monsters and including fantastic touches. As it packs horror ,suspense , plot-twists, tension , chills , thrills with sensationalistic scenes . A shipping accident off the Galician coast of North of Spain sends the starring named Paul (Ezra Dodden) and his sweetheart Barbara (Raquel Meroño)to the decrepit fishing village called Imboca looking for help. As night falls, people start to disappear and things not quite human begin to appear. Paul finds himself chased by the entire people of Imboca . There he meets an old fisher named Ezequiel(Francisco Rabal) and a strange young girl (Macarena Gomez). Running for his life, Paul uncovers Imboca's dark secret but he is taken by the secret sect . The villagers worshipping the God Dagon and his unholy offspring are on the loose in the place .

Based on two short stories by the undisputed expert of the terror H.P. Lovecraft titled ¨Dagon¨ and ¨The shadow over Innsmouth¨ . The picture packs thrills, chills , terror , fantasy and lots of blood and gore . Furthermore , unrelenting twists and turns as when the starring discovers that the truth will not set him free instead it condemns him to a waking nightmare of impressive horror . B-entertainment with a fairly suspenseful and horrifying story about an ancient fanatic religious cult of followers of Dagon. This tale about a young couple who is involved into a twisted intrigue begins well and grows more and more until a downbeat finale . Good makeup on the freakish half-human creatures by DDT that subsequently won Academy Award for ¨Pan's labyrinth¨ . Dark and colorful cinematography by Carlos Suarez and atmospheric musical score by Carles Cases that includes Galiacian sounds . The flick is finely produced by the chairman of Filmax and Castelao Productions , Julio Fernandez who along with his brother Carlos Fernandez are two successful producers and experts on Horror genre , producers of hits as ¨The machinist¨ ,¨ Fragiles¨, ¨Darkness¨, Rec 1, Rec2 and many others. The picture is compellingly directed by Stuart Gordon who along with Bian Yuzna are important American filmmakers expert on terror cinema , both of whom working for Castelao , Fantastic Factory or Filmax . Rating : 6 , acceptable and passable film , though contains some flaws.


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