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H.P. Lovecraft meets The Wicker Man on a damp and stormy night,
This review is from: Dagon [DVD] (DVD)
Stuart Gordon's Dagon is a surprisingly excellent bit of Lovecraftian horror, although it feels at times like the offspring of one of Corman's Poe adaptations via a very wet Wicker Man as Ezra Godden finds himself in a rain-soaked fishing village in Spain where the locals have long since abandoned the Christian God for the ancient pagan one Dagon in return for gold and fish. Unfortunately, the side-effect of three generations of devotion is that they're all mutating into sea creatures and have a tendency to wear the faces of those stray humans who stumble across them and get skinned alive or mated with Dagon for their troubles... It may sound cheesy, but while it's not particularly frightening it's played with a commendable straight face and plenty of atmosphere. It's just a shame the writers got a little too obsessive about having the hero talking about binary systems.
The UK DVD lacks the audio commentaries, storyboards and production sketches on the US DVD but does include a featurette not on that disc as well as the trailer.