Universal Pictures has just released the trailer for their upcoming horror movie, The Last Voyage of the Demeter, which promises to be a thrilling and terrifying addition to the Dracula-inspired horror genre. This unique story follows the voyage of Dracula himself as he terrorizes the crew on the high seas.
Based on a single chapter from Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel Dracula, The Last Voyage of the Demeter tells the story of a Russian schooner that was chartered to carry twenty-four unmarked wooden crates from Carpathia to London. The chapter, titled The Captain’s Log, is a mysterious and eerie account of the strange events that befell the doomed crew as they tried to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a terrifying presence on board the ship. When the Demeter finally arrived near Whitby Harbour, it was a derelict vessel with no trace of the crew.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter is a fresh take on the Dracula story, with the focus on a lesser-known chapter that has never been told in this way before. The film promises to be a blood-curdling horror flick, with Dracula depicted as a full-on blood-thirsty vampire bat-monster. It is directed by André Øvredal, known for his work on The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and written by Bragi Schut with a rewrite from Zak Olkewicz, who worked on the upcoming action-thriller Bullet Train.
The movie stars an impressive cast, including Corey Hawkins from Kong: Skull Island and The Walking Dead, Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, David Dastmalchian, Jon Jon Briones, Stefan Kapicic, and Nikolai Nikolaeff, with Javier Botet taking on the iconic role of Dracula.
Fans of the horror genre and Bram Stoker’s classic novel will no doubt be eagerly anticipating The Last Voyage of the Demeter’s release. The film is set to be a terrifying journey into the heart of darkness, as Dracula unleashes his vampiric fury on the unsuspecting crew of the Demeter.