Ain't It Cool News (
Movie News

Stuart Gordon's DAGON has its trailer up and the site as well!!! Lovecraftian Goodness here!

Hey folks, Harry here. It seems the world of H.P. Lovecraft is alive and well in Stuart Gordon's DAGON. Nothing quite like a film filled with 'fishy people' and slimey things with webbed hands and gills... I just love the look of this film. The way it feels, it has an eerieness in this trailer that I like quite a bit. Which is also evident in all the pictures found on this site as well... Check it out...

Click here for the Trailer in English directly!!!

Hey Harry,

Not sure if you're aware of this or not but the Dagon Official Website is now up and running including pics, synopsis and a trailer.

It can be accessed in either Spanish or English

And here's the link CLICK HERE TO SEE IT ALL!!!

Just call me Wolfy420

Readers Talkback
comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • Nov. 21, 2001, 6:31 a.m. CST


    by xavier masterson

  • Nov. 21, 2001, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Well, Yuzna and Fantastic Factory's FAUST was HORRIBLE, I me


    ...but since Gordon directed this one, I'll give it a shot. Trailers not bad. Thanks to whomever hooked us up.

  • Nov. 21, 2001, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Dagonfan Website

    by dagonfan

    For more info and links on Dagon take a look at: http;//

  • Nov. 21, 2001, 8:32 a.m. CST

    looked like shit to me...

    by who_farted?

    ...but then I'd be questioning two Patron Saints of Fanboydom, and that's just nutty. So it must be me. I bow to the mob's opinion. Anyhoosies, I'll be sure and go see this when it has it's blockbuster premiere.(i.e., at Blockbuster video.)

  • Nov. 21, 2001, 8:36 a.m. CST

    You are correct Ebonic

    by Dr.Zeus

    No need for correction Ebonic Plague Shadow Over Innsmouth is right. If anyone would like to read the story by Lovecraft, I found this post not too long ago I hope Stuart nailed it. Enjoy!

  • Nov. 21, 2001, 9:12 a.m. CST

    crap but fun

    by talbuckin

    I saw this in Sitges, and it is pretty bad. Paco Rabal is amusing and Raquel Mero

  • Nov. 21, 2001, 9:51 a.m. CST

    This is from the guy who did Faust?

    by Darth Gravy

    *Groan* A friend of mine tried foisting that crappy movie adaptation on me a while back. P.U. I've had teeth extractions that were more pleasurable.

  • Nov. 21, 2001, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Such a huge fan... I... I've already seen it!!!!! IT'S F

    by weird v2.0

    Wow! This one is pretty bad... BUUUUUUT, it has gore (yeah!), it has a nude chick (YEAAAAAAAHHH!!Did I see a pussy???!!!I DID SEE A PUSSY!!!), it has rituals (OK), it has Francisco Rabal (RIP, and it's a bit embarrasing this one was his latest job), it has guts and dismemberment and blood and Lovecraftian guys with tentacles instead of legs (the town where it was shot was a REAL LOCATION, and it's fucking creepy itself). I think that this flick could've been done alot better, cuz the script is awful, the performances are just so-so (except for Francisco Rabal), and the CGI is crappy (the make-up FX are great although). Fun-Gore.

  • Nov. 21, 2001, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by Halloween68

    Well, I'm game. And no, I mean that I'll see it, not that I stink... Before I get the remark from the random wiseass. Yuzna sucks, but this is a Stuart Gordon film. More so than a Brian Yuzna film. Gordon rocks with the Lovecraft adaptations. Hasn't anyone here seen Re-Animator, Bride of the Re-Animator, and From Beyond. I think he did Resurrection too. If he did Lurking Fear and Castle Freak, forgive me but I'm trying to forget them. Re-Animator and From Beyond rule though. Enought to give Stuart the benefit of the doubt any day. As for Yuzna, hopefully he's just helping with the financial burdon. I'd like to limit his role in this project as much as possible. Though I guess 2 of the stories in Necronomicon weren't all that bad... Not that good either, but not that bad. I had heard about a Shadow over Innsmouth adaptation a long time ago... Is this it, Harry? Hmmm... Anyone know if Jeffrey Combes is involved in this one. After all, it's not officially a Lovecraft film without the Combes, Gordon combo.

  • Nov. 21, 2001, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by FrighT_MasteR

    The site has been up for a long time now. I posted it on my site the day it opened. Too bad harry never posts my news or info I send him. He'd probably get stuff a lot faster that way.

  • Nov. 21, 2001, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Fright Master, Harry's busy...

    by eskimospy

    ...pleasuring Michael Bay for calling him about the Will Smith/I Am Legend fiasco in the making. Or maybe something else far, far more disgusting. All I know, taunting aside, is that this is not your father's AICN any more. This site used to be the kind of place you'd visit first thing in the morning, and it was like Christmas; there were so many cool news tidbits and fresh gossip. Now the site's just bloated and tired, much like the pervasive ego inherent in most of their "day late and a dollar short" editorial. Take heart, FM. You're not the only scooper out in the cold.

  • Nov. 21, 2001, 5:55 p.m. CST


    by TheChronic

    Ok - looks dumb, except for the setting of the town. (Yeah that does look creepy and captures the short story somewhat) Unfortunately these clowns are *horrid* directors. I mean if they like Lovecraft, why do they make movies that bear no resemblance to the style or mood of Lovecraft? I mean Lovecraft's style is closer to a David Lynch than the typical "lots of gore and makeup" of these folks.

  • Nov. 22, 2001, 3:08 p.m. CST

    It's a shame that noone capable is interested in doing/fundi

    by Smeg For Brains

    What is with the need to update this stuff? All it did in the previous movies like Reanimator was date the film to the eighties. If they set it when the story was supposed to take place, and did a good job with the movie, it could be timeless horror, like the original stories. And fuck gore. Lovecraft was never about gore. Gore is the last thing you need to make a successful Lovecraft movie. let someone with an artistic vision at Lovecraft for once.

  • Nov. 22, 2001, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Second try at Innsmouth?

    by Redbeard_NV

    I seem to remember an old cinefantastic article about make-up designs for a production of "Shadow Over Innsmouth". Is this the same production, or was the article about an earlier try? And oh yeah. No Jeffery Combs? It just ain't the same without him.

  • Nov. 23, 2001, 2:22 a.m. CST

    wow, whatever happened to Moriarity

    by JUSTICE41

    Did harry eat him or something? it seems like harry doesn't even do any reviews either, anymore. Must be the Cable show *wink,wink*.

  • Nov. 23, 2001, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Jeffrey Combs

    by 4starsonlyplease

    To cast a serious H.P. Lovecraft film, one should most definitely distance themselves from Jeffrey Combs. Jeffrey Combs' lastest flick was the comic adaption of Faust. Both the movie and his acting sucked hard. (Is it just me or in this film does Mr. Combs resemble the lead singer of Mr. Mister. Not that it matters, but I couldn't see him on screen without thinking of "Kyrie".)I'm not saying I haven't enjoyed Re-animator or Frightners on some level, but would I own them in my DVD collection. NO. There are too many four star films that deserve our attention and my money.

  • Nov. 23, 2001, 8:21 p.m. CST

    I Seldom Post Without Making Some Sort Of Stupid Joke, But What

    by Buzz Maverik's pretty depressing that Lovecraft, real Lovecraft, is largely undiscovered by the cinema. The original REANIMATOR was okay as a gore film, but not an HPL tale. FROM BEYOND was closer but the modernization and the sexualization (I'm not a prude by a damned sight but I hate all these concessions for exploitation producers and foreign investors) detracted; but it still wasn't what we want out of Lovecraft...THE MYTHOS! I know that AIP filmed THE DUNWICH HORROR and did it badly all those years ago. And Michael De Lucca wrote the John Carpenter movie THE MOUTH OF MADNESS and I guess that was a film they must have wanted to make but you'd think as a studio suit De Lucca could have done something closer. The reason that we won't get real Lovecraft for a long time, if ever, is that we haven't got it yet. There's such a lack of imagination in the film industry that I do not believe that at its' current state, it is able to produce a film it hasn't seen before. FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA are older works of literature. Mummies, werewolves, the undead and old fashioned pyschos have been with us since the dawn of cinema. Lovecraft's work appeared after Edison invented movies. It is bigger, darker and more profound than almost anything seen in horror and it doesn't deal with the traditional icons (undead, werewolves, vampires). Later authors have made Lovecraftian themes more accessible such as Stephen King with IT and other things, but Lovecraft's greatest works (in no order of ranking) THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH, THE CALL OF CTHULHU, THE DUNWICH HORROR, DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE are essentially unfilmed or screwed up by the movies. Knee-jerk Hollywood-jerk jerk-off response would be that they are uncinematic and unfilmable, but that would be a statement from someone who hasn't read them and also hasn't read such equally uncinematic works as FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA.