This is Stuart Gordon at his absolute best, taking a minuscule budget and producing an outstanding and surreal world out of it. Dagon is a Lovecraft adaptation involving a couple whos boat is marooned on a mysterious island inhabited by strange malformed hedonists that worship Dagon, a god of the sea. The denizens of the town dont take kindly to intruders, and the couple battle to survive against the half-men / half-fish. The setting of Imboca is amazing, setting a brooding mood and atmosphere in a ramshackle town that lives under a never-ending rain cloud. Gordon incorporates deep blue tones and filters along with the constant use of water, which emphasize the importance of the ocean in the film. To reduce costs, the movie was filmed in Spain, with a predominantly Spanish cast, which gives it an authentic and unsettling feeling as compared to a town of Americans with terrible Spanish accents. On top of everything else, the FX work in the film is stunning, offering an amalgamation of different fishmen ranging from subtle webbed fingers to a woman with octopus tentacles for legs to various incarnations in between. The mobs that chase the couple make chilling calls similar to those of the velociraptors in Jurassic Park as they hunt their prey, which combined with the dark setting and claustrophic alley ways of the town makes for suspenseful and frightening chase sequences. Ezra Godden also plays a loveable geek, and though he isnt the best actor, he is excellent in the role and lends credibility to the situation. I hate to compare it to a video game, but Dagon offers the look and feel of Resident Evil 4 in a tight script and beautiful setting. I cant recommend this film enough, it ranks in my Top Ten Underrated Films.