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.

I’ve seen a lot of movies based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, most of them have heart.. but no budget. That is, the film maker has a love for the story, but these films often turn out to be little more than low-end back yard productions. This movie is an exception.

Based on two stories of H.P. Lovecraft (Dagon & The Shadow over Innsmouth). This is one of the better movies based on a Lovecraft story. The acting is good, the practical effects are good.. the CGI is.. well.. not bad for 2001, honestly. I love that the movie takes place in Spain, and their actually using Spanish actors.. speaking Spanish.. not just American actors with accents.

I would love to see what Guillermo del Toro would do with this story, today. I bet it would be awesome. But, until then.. See Dagon!

Author: Jethal