Dagon ★★★½

A dark and atmospheric first half gives way to over-the-top, Deep-One worshipping mad cultists. The tonal shift just about works and the cult is well realised but I would’ve liked to have seen the slow building of tension be held just a little longer. Gordon knows his Lovecraft though and it adapts Shadow over Innsmouth and other parts of the mythos, despite some very cheap cgi tentacles, creating a sense of palpable dread and eventually building towards an effective conveyance of something incomprehensibly beyond our understanding. 

Also interesting to note that this is the second Lovecraft adaption in a row I’ve watched where someone has their skin peeled back over their head.

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