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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Marsh
... Ezequiel
... Bárbara
... Uxía Cambarro
... Howard
Birgit Bofarull ... Vicki
Uxía Blanco ... Madre Ezequiel / Ezequiel's Mother
Ferran Lahoz ... Sacerdote / Priest
Joan Minguell ... Xavier Cambarro
... Capitán Orfeo Cambarro / Captain Orpheus Cambarro
... Recepcionista Hotel
... 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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H.P. Lovecraft's Dagon  »

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€4,200,000 (estimated)

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$101,273 (Spain), 8 November 2001, Limited Release
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Trivia

"Imboca" means "Innsmouth" in Spanish, one of Lovecraft's fictional locations. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Uxía Cambarro: You cannot care for her. You do not dream of her! You will go soon to a beautiful place. You will forget your world and your friends. There will be no time, no end, no today, no yesterday, no tomorrow - only the forever and forever, and forever without end. It is your fate. It is your destiny.
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Dedicated to Francisco Rabal, a wonderful actor and even better human being. See more »

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Good B Horror
23 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Four pleasure boaters are shipwrecked near a Spanish fishing village. At first glad to be so close to a town, the boaters soon discover that the village is full of freaky deformed people who worship a bizarre and evil sea-religion. Soon the villagers turn on the outsiders, and the perverse and horrible tale of the village's decline becomes clear.

I recommend this film to those who like cheap horror. It has all of the important elements of a B horror film: weird monsters, creepy people, unclothed damsels, exciting chases, gore, and a twist ending.

In addition, this movie has a really weird plot, stolen from Lovecraft's short story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth." If you like literary puns, you will enjoy the fact that our heroes become stranded in the Spanish town of Inboca. So, this movie is a lot more original than 90% of the horror out there. It isn't as scary as it is gross, weird and obscene. That is as the original author would have wanted it! Also, "Dagon" is notable for having the best human sacrifice scene since "Lair of the White Worm."


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