First Glance: “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” (2023)

How’s this for giving a classic Universal monster movie a fresh reintroduction? “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” from Norwegian director André Øvredal gives us a new look at Dracula but from an older perspective. Written for the screen by Bragi F. Schut and Zak Olkewicz, the film is based on “The Captain’s Log”, a chapter from Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel “Dracula”. The first trailer gives us an exciting first taste of what we can expect from what might be a surprise horror hit of the year.

Corey Hawkins, David Dastmalchian, Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, and Javier Botet star in this period horror story set aboard a merchant ship sailing across the high seas. But wouldn’t you know it, there’s some particularly deadly cargo onboard. Soon the ship’s captain (Cunningham), his first mate (Dastmalchian), the ship’s doctor (Hawkins), and a stowaway (Franciosi) find themselves trapped aboard their vessel fighting for their lives. The trailer looks terrific, from its period production design to the cool makeup and effects. I love the look of it and it seems ready-made for the big screen.

“The Last Voyage of the Demeter” sails into theaters on August 11th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

10 thoughts on “First Glance: “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” (2023)

  1. Maybe. The trailer suggests jump scares and I really have grown tired of jump scares (my cats hate them also because every time I jump they jump off my lap and off the back of the couch.) I just thought of something about Dracula on a ship. Why not wait until he’s asleep and then toss his azz overboard 😉

  2. Dracula has always been my favorite of the classic horror monsters . This has a pretty eerie vibe and looks quite intriguing. Definitely check it out.

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