Facts and Figures
Run time: 98 mins
In Theaters: Wednesday 31st October 2001
Distributed by: LionsGate Entertainment
Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Fresh: 5 Rotten: 4
IMDB: 6.3 / 10
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.