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Tagline : "Pray for Us"

DescriptionHP Lovecraft gets adapted again by the same chappies who gave us Re-Animator and From Beyond. This latest adaptation centring around a young couple, Paul Marsh (Ezra Godden) and his girlfriend Barbara (Raquel Morono), who are enjoying a sailing holiday together when they encounter a freak storm just off the coast of Spain.

Their boat runs aground and so they are forced to head for shore hoping to find help at the nearby fishing village of Imboca. Unfortunately, it isn't too long before they realise there's something decidedly "fishy" going on besides the local industry, as Barbara disappears and Paul soon finds himself being pursued by the deformed villagers.

It turns out that the locals are worshipping the Sea god of Dagon, who has promised them eternal life. As a result, the locals are undergoing hideous transformations into bizarre amphibious lifeforms, who seem to take a grave disliking to outsiders.

Aided by a friendly drunk named Ezequiel (Francisco Rabal), who doesn't whole with the towns aquatic ideals, Paul attempts to find Barbara and escape. Only to come face-to-face with the true horror of the god of Dagon. A gruesome legend that until now has been concealed in the deepest, darkest depths of the oceans...

Overall this is highly enjoyable viewing, and it was refreshing to see something different from the current tirade of Scream-clones. Fans of their previous collaborations, H.P. Lovecraft fans, and main stream horror fans alike should enjoy this immensely. No Jeffrey Coombes this time though.

Overall Marks : 6/10.

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