Thursday, August 28, 2003


A Review of "H.P. Lovecraft's Dagon"

Copyright 2002 Glenn Walker

Just when you think only Stephen King gets the short end of the stick when they adapt the written work for the big screen along comes another Lovecraft movie, this one based on a story just a few pages long. How do ya mess that up? It's easy, watch.

Remember that guy, that annoying guy, who always gets horribly killed right away in old 1980s slasher flicks? The guy you know deserves it? The guy you really wanted to see get evicerated by Freddy or Jason anyway? The arrogant pain-in-the-ass guy with the bullseye drawn on his chest?

That guy is the star of Dagon. He's the main character. I don't think I've wanted someone to die so much in a movie outside of a Tom Hanks or Robin Williams flick in a long time. I was rooting for the fishy monsters and their aquatic Lovecraftian god from about ten minutes in. I'm yelling at the screen "Get him!" That's how obnoxious and annoying this guy was.

Other than that, it's not bad, good 1960s type horror story, not too horribly dubbed from the Italian and nice adequate special effects. Worth a rental for the workout your lungs will get yelling at the screen.

The above previously appeared at Project Popcorn a defunct cinema website by the folks at Jersey Diner Arts

No comments:

Post a Comment