Director André Øvredal
In the capable hands of director André Øvredal, we find ourselves aboard “The Last Voyage of the Demeter,” an experience that manages to strike a chord, though not without some minor hiccups. While a few of the horror sequences may lack the spark of originality, Øvredal’s skillful direction weaves an impeccable atmosphere filled with palpable tension. The majority of the movie unfolds within the confined quarters of a ship, amidst crashing waves and thunderstorms, a refreshing departure from the classic horror trope of characters isolated within a house.
The claustrophobia inherent to this nautical setting plays into the film’s favor, heightening the sense of dread that envelops both the characters and the audience. In terms of content, “The Last Voyage of the Demeter”
Corey Hawkins shines in his portrayal of Dracula, infusing the character with fantastic moments that leave a lasting impact. Accompanying him are David Dastmalchian and Liam Cunningham, who deliver pitch-perfect performances as Dracula’s foils, adding depth and authenticity to their roles.
All in all, “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” stands as a sturdy entry in the horror genre. While it may possess some rough edges and not necessarily be the genre’s standout, it manages to thrill and captivate, building up to a finale that surprises with an unexpected layer of emotion. This is a film that’s both blood-curdling and exhilarating, delivering precisely what one would anticipate from a top-tier horror experience. If you’re seeking a spine-tingling addition to your Halloween watchlist, look no further—this is the perfect choice to send shivers down your spine.
ALTERNATE OPENING – Commentary available with director André Øvredal and producer Bradley J. Fischer
DELETED SCENES – Commentary available with director André Øvredal and producer Bradley J. Fischer:
“Clemens Picking up a Stone in Varna”
“Bosphorus and Constantinople”
“Clemens Following Huck’s Blood Trail”
“Clemens and Anna Talk on Deck”
“Crew Discuss Where the Beast Is Hiding”
“Finding the Corpses in the Crate”
“Wojchek Finds the Captain”
“Clemens Visits His Father’s Grave”
FROM THE PITS OF HELL: DRACULA REIMAGINED – Learn how the creative team behind The Last Voyage of the Demeter conjured a new nightmare.
EVIL IS ABOARD: THE MAKING OF THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER – Set sail for an exclusive journey inside the making of the movie with the filmmakers and cast.
DRACULA & THE DIGITAL AGE – Visual effects supervisor Brad Parker leads a detailed look at the imaginative work that adds fresh layers of fear to Dracula, creates realistic water, and enhances scenery with bleeding-edge VFX.
FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR ANDRÉ ØVREDAL AND PRODUCER BRADLEY J. FISCHER