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We shall dive down through the Black Abyss....

  • Nov 26, 2008
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Starting out on a sailing yacht with another couple, on a beautiful day, skinny and whiney Paul (Ezra Godden) and his sexy girlfriend Barbara (Raquel Merono) are relaxing belowdecks while the boat is anchored off a quaint Spanish Village.

Foul weather blows in *very* suddenly in a gorgeously filmed scene, huge dark clouds rising up over the little seaside town. The sailboat is pushed into the rocks where Vicki is pinned belowdecks.

Paul and Barbara must take the dingy to shore to seek help. The town filmed here is very cool; narrow, climbing streets and alleys between tall villas and not a soul to be seen anywhere. Until they find the church, but this is no ordinary church. The symbols inside are unrecognizable, and the priest behaves quite strangely. Fortunately, Barbara speaks Spanish and convinces the priest to help. Paul goes back to sailboat where there is no sign of their friends, and Barbara goes to local hotel to wait, where she is promptly abducted by the hotel clerk and the priest.

Paul checks into the filthy hotel, and things start to get weird when the townsfolk come out to play; and here is where the fun begins.

Eerily determined, they stagger and creep through the streets in search of Paul. Paul runs into an old man named Eziquiel (Francisco Rabal), who tells him a strange tale of the beginnings of the odd little church, and of course Paul believes he is mad.

With Eziquiel's help, Paul searches for Barbara, running into all kinds of trouble. I don't want to give away any of the juicier, more tingly parts of the movie, but suffice to say that my hunger for monsters, grotesqueries, blood, creepiness, and action was sated.

One fine face peeling scene is quite noteworthy and worth the movie in and of itself.

He finds the beautiful woman that he had been seeing in his dreams, Uxia; who embraces him and teaches him the mysteries of Cthullu, whether he wants to hear them or not.

Most of this movie was filmed around Barcelona, Spain, and has some very beautiful scenery shots, along with gorgeous old castle-type buildings and villas...plus some creepy filthy places that remind me of my first apartment.

This is truly a great horror flick, with wonderful monsters and lots of blood, a creepy atmosphere and an ending you won't want to miss. I recommend viewing this tasty, blood coated treat as I did, with your cuddly stuffed Cthullu and Shoggoth, along with Harm the Bunny, at your side. Enjoy!

Dagon

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January 26, 2009
Yeah, I liked it too. Its a shame it took Gordon so long to get it made. He originally intended it to star Jeffrey Combs of course, and I wish he'd gone with a different actor in the lead because I was constantly reminded of the fact that this guy was NOT Jeff Combs. He looked so much like him that it was distracting. Have you seen the silent film made by the HPLHS? Its a must see for any Lovecraft fan.
 
November 27, 2008
This is one of the best of the B-Horror flicks I love so much. I personally purchased it. It's very Lovecraftian.
 
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Desptie being called Dagon the film is more of an adaptation of The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

Starring Ezra Godden, Francisco Rabal, Raquel Merono, Macarena Gomez
Directed by Stuard Gordon
Writer:  Dennis Paoli
Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft
2001

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Based on a short story by hp lovecraft the undisputed master of macabre dagon tells the story of a fishing village tempted by greed who evolve into freakish half-human creatures and must sacrifice outsiders to an ancient monstrous god of the sea. Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 08/16/2005 Starring: Ezra Godden Run time: 98 minutes Rating: R Director: Stuart Gordon
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Director: Stuart Gordon
Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: October 12, 2001
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 98 minutes
Studio: Castelao Producciones, Lions Gate Films
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