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on August 8, 2002
Being a big fan of HP Lovecraft, and after reading some reviews, I decided to buy this DVD. BIG Mistake!
First, The first half of this movie is way too slow. I admit, that Lovecraft stories are not fast paced, but this really dragged. I actually turned it off, and watched the second half the next day.
Second, the main character is [not very bright]. He wasn't so in the storie(s). The writing and acting left much to be desired.
Third, the added gore towards the end was not needed. I've come to expect this from low budget movies, but its a poor substitute for good writing and acting.
I guess, that Lovecraft doesn't translate onto film well.
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on August 5, 2002
good lord.. I read reviews that stated this was a wonderful horror film.. that had it substance and a wonderful story. The story may have been appropriate for the film.. but god what a horrible, dreadful movie!!! the story was stupid, the acting was surprisingly bad and the whole idea for making what I am sure was a wonderful story by lovecraft into a movie was the dumbest idea since peanutbutter and jelly slurpies!! don't see this movie.. in fact run to your local video store and burn every copy!!.. you'll be doin everyone else a favour!
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on September 17, 2002
Stuart Gordon snoozerama. Filmed in Spain, with a 99% Spanish cast and all Spanish crew. Reminds one of bad Argento or Polanski, maybe even 70's Italian spatter. Only if you have seen every movie on the New Release shelf at Blockbuster should you try to rent this. Loved Re-Animator, nearly fell asleep on this meandering night of the living dead nonsense. Only scene worth your time:some guy gets his face pulled off, slowly, and with nary a flinch from the camera. I'm stingy with my stars, though. HP Lovecraft deserves better.
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on January 6, 2003
What you see (on the DVD cover, that is) is exactly what you get: a C-rated horror flick "based" on H.P. Lovecraft's "Shadows over Innsmouth." The fine novel is ruthlessly dissected, basic plot is ripped out of it, the rest thrown away. If you are into rubber tentacles and generously spilled cranberry juice, if Lovecraft stories for you are nothing but a bunch of monsters, then hurry to get this movie. Otherwise, just get comfortable, grab the story and enjoy it in its entirety - dark athmosphere, wonderful language - all that makes Lovecraft's fiction so much appreciated.
As for the movie, there is one thought that gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. I know that one day The Great Cthulhu will rise and he will summon those who created this atrocious movie in front of him and they will pay a horrible horrible price for what they have done.
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on December 19, 2003
If I could have given this less than 1 star I would have. It is horrible, quite possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. I am a fan of less than box-office hit movies, (So to say "B" movies) but Dagon is by far the stupidest of them I have ever seen. If a movie that makes you actively want the main character to die (preferably the most painful death your numbed brain can come up with) is a movie you want to see, Dagon is perfect. However, if you want to actually enjoy a movie (and avoid a few months of nightmares in witch an irritatingly scrawny likewise pale man is dying), stay far far away from this movie.
PS: Only people with great empathy would consider those nightmares, as a normally detached person would be the one killing IP,LSM. (Irritatingly pale, likewise scrawny man)
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