Dracula is perhaps one of the most enduring horror icons of all-time. The titular character of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, he is the prototype for most, if not all, vampires that followed in his bloodsucking wake. There are countless books, shows, and movies about or involving Dracula, including Nic Cage’s Renfield. And there’s yet another story coming our way; however, this one is certainly taking a fun approach straight from the original novel: Dracula at sea. The Last Voyage of the Demeter’s trailer is a chilling look into a voyage that is anything but fantastic.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter’s synopsis is also wild:
Based on a single chilling chapter from Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, The Last Voyage of the Demeter tells the terrifying story of the merchant ship Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo—fifty unmarked wooden crates—from Carpathia to London.
Strange events befall the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship. When the Demeter finally arrives off the shores of England, it is a charred, derelict wreck. There is no trace of the crew.
In case you’re wondering which Dracula chapter that The Last Voyage of the Demeter is based on, it is “The Captain’s Log.” The film stars Corey Hawkins of The Walking Dead fame (poor Heath) as Clemens, a doctor who boards the ill-fated Demeter. Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, and David Dastmalchian join him to round out the main cast. Surely someone survives or at least documents these events, right? Right?! Horror happenings in confined spaces is usually a good time, so I will check this film out.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter will hit theaters on August 11. Long live Count Dracula, whether he is on land or at sea.