Sponsor
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Dagon at Chazen Museum Of Art

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Free
Uxía (Macarena Gómez), dressed in a gold ceremonial outfit, brandishes a gold dagger shaped like a spine.

Uxía (Macarena Gómez), dressed in a gold ceremonial outfit, brandishes a gold dagger shaped like a spine.

Sponsor

From Ian Adcock’s feature on UW Cinematheque’s October Sunday series at the Chazen Museum Of Art

Combining two short stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Dagon (2001) is an atmospheric, fast-paced piece of gothic horror. After a boating accident off the coast of Spain, wealthy tech geek Paul Marsh (Ezra Godden) and his girlfriend Bárbara (Raquel Meroño) find themselves stranded in a gloomy, remote fishing village. They quickly discover the town is populated by half-human fish-people who worship the ancient pagan god Dagon and make masks out of outsiders’ skin. Racing through the rain-soaked streets, Paul tries to rescue Barbara from being sacrificed to Dagon while fending off murderous villagers and the advances of tentacled temptress Uxía (Macarena Gómez).

Though slightly marred by the lead actors’ woodenness and some very dated CGI effects, Dagon is one of Gordon’s most unsettling works. The Spanish coast is a surprisingly good substitute for Lovecraft’s gloomy New England setting, making Dagon feel more faithful to the writer’s vision than Gordon’s other adaptations. By using all handheld cameras and purposely not subtitling the Spanish cast’s dialogue, Gordon immerses the viewer into Paul’s panicked point of view, making the plot’s many twists and turns all the more surprising. As Gordon’s final horror film, Dagon is an underappreciated entry in his filmography.

Details

Date:
October 23
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , ,
Website:
https://cinema.wisc.edu/series/2022/fall/chazen-stuart-gordon#3181

Venue

Chazen Museum Of Art
800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(608) 263-2246

Shows, screenings, and other cultural events around town, selected and previewed by Tone Madison’s writers and editors. Plus, info on upcoming Tone Madison-hosted events.

 

Please note: This is a small, picky calendar. It is not a comprehensive calendar. If you are looking for one, we strongly recommend visiting our friends at Madison Minutes.

 

Submit events for consideration to [email protected]; please include all of the acts involved in the event, date, venue, showtime, ticket information, and any other information you think we should know. Send this information at least three weeks before the date of the event. We try to give everything fair consideration, but we do not and cannot preview all events, and we do not run submitted promotional copy.

Reader support helps us dig deep and take the time to preview unusual and compelling events.

Support us, and we'll keep pointing you to the out-of-the-way highlights in Madison's busy event calendar.

Get your new monthly donation matched 24x!

tone madison logo in blue and yellow

At a time when Madison is going through a lot of change, we want Tone Madison to be something you can count on. You can rely on us to spotlight the artists, musicians, and ideas that make up the fabric of our city. You can rely on us to challenge the status quo with inventive, adversarial journalism, including our coverage of abortion rights, housing, and labor. 

 

But here's the thing: reader support is crucial our survival. We'll keep writing the articles you love (or love to hate) for as long as we can—but we need your help to keep our small, independent publication going.

 

If you make a new monthly donation today, NewsMatch will match it 24x! Will you help us continue to tell Madison's stories?

Maybe later

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Scroll to Top