It takes a chapter out of one of the best horror novels ever written.
With even more to come, like The Exorcist: Believer and Five Nights at Freddy’s, we’re in for a bumper year for horror. But there’s one film that has gone under the radar, and it’s starting to get hype from all the right places.
That film is The Last Voyage of the Demeter, and it’s already been given the seal of approval from the master of horror himself, Stephen King.
I was doubtful about THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER, but it’s a throat-ripping good time. It reminded me of the best of the Hammer movies from the 60s and 70s.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 10, 2023
The plot for the monster flick focuses on a specific (and arguably the most terrifying) chapter of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and tells the story of the cursed journey of The Demeter, the boat that unknowingly brought the titular vampire over to London from Transylvania and the horrific fate of the crew on board.
Directed by André Øvredal, who also directed the pretty terrifying Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Last Voyage stars Javier Botet as the creepy creature, alongside Irish actors Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Aisling Franciosi (The Fall) and Chris Walley (The Young Offenders). David Dastmalchian, who recently featured in Oppenheimer also stars.
As well as King sharing his delight after watching the film, MCU directing juggernaut Joe Russo has also added to the hype, saying Øvredal’s direction was “epically visual”.
Since Stephen King broke Universal’s embargo on LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER, I will too.
Saw it two weeks ago and my pal, André Øvredal, steered this ship to port in such an epically visual way. Couldn’t be more excited and proud for his achievement.
Dracula on a boat, baby!! pic.twitter.com/86P9vR169P
— Joe Russo (@joerussotweets) August 10, 2023
The Last Voyage of the Demeter comes out in the US and Canada on August 11, however, it currently has no Irish release date.
All we can do is hold out hope the ship will someday show up on Irish shores, but for now it might be best to give that Dracula chapter a read-through a couple more times.
You can check out the creepy trailer below.
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