Dagon

"Grim"

Dagon Review


Reuniting Re-Animator director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna, Dagon unfortunately proves that no amount of nudity can redeem a zombie-fish-creature movie

That's right, it's zombie-fish-creatures as a boatload of four tourists visit a coastal Spanish town and soon find themselves on the run from the aforementioned beasts -- disciples, as it turns out, of the ancient sea creature Dagon.

Dagon, unfortunately, doesn't have much of an FX budget for his priests and followers, so they're relegated to kitschy rubber masks and a handful of bad CGI effects when Dagon comes slithering out of the water. So to carry this thin tale we're left with a script, which is functional but garden-variety, and actors, who aren't all English-challenged but who might could stand some voice lessons. Gordon wisely keeps the actresses -- all Spanish natives, I presume -- mouthing as few lines as possible. Which is just as well, it gives them more time to be naked.

Dagon is otherwise unnoteworthy, though the moody setting -- a rain-drenched village on the Spanish coast -- is something worthy ogling when the women have their shirts on.

Two DVD commentaries -- one has Gordon and Godden, one has Gordon and writer Dennis Paoli -- means that Gordon sat through this movie at least three times. Kudos.



Dagon

Facts and Figures

Run time: 98 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 31st October 2001

Budget: $4.8M

Distributed by: LionsGate Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Fresh: 5 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 6.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Paul Marsh, as Ezequiel, Raquel Meroño as Bárbara, as Uxía Cambarro, as Howard, as Vicki


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