Sight and Sound - 12/01/2002
"...Gordon's adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft tale delivers competent schlock horror on a meager budget..."
This adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft story from director Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND) tells the story of Paul, an American businessman (Ezra Godden) on a cruise with his girlfriend off the coast of Spain. After the ship crashes, they go ashore to find a strange and ancient fishing village. As night falls, the town's denizens begin to mutate into fishlike creatures, and Paul learns that the town is ruled by Dagon--a monstrous sea god which forces the town to make human sacrifices in its honor. This Spanish/American production also borrows liberally from "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," a Lovecraft story in a similar vein.