The Last Voyage of the Demeter Trailer Promises a Terrifying New Take on Dracula

2023 is shaping up to be the year of fresh takes on the Dracula mythos. This weekend sees the release of the horror comedy Renfield, which tells a charming story about the bloodsucking count’s servant, and now, we have our first trailer for the next intriguing Dracula movie coming to theaters, The Last Voyage of the Demeter.

Unlike Renfield, this film is based firmly on Bram Stoker’s novel, but it doesn’t just rehash the same story we’ve seen countless times before. Rather, it focuses on a single chapter from the original book, so it’s going to zoom in on part of that story and give us all the grisly details.

See, when Dracula traveled from Transylvania to England, he sent all his belongings (including himself) on a ship called the Demeter, and by the time that vessel reached its destination, everybody on board was either dead or missing. The evil count had picked them all off one by one, and The Last Voyage of the Demeter is going to tell the story of how that all went down.

It basically promises to be a supernatural slasher film, and from the looks of it, it’s totally going to deliver. The trailer is soaked in an atmosphere of utter dread and hopelessness, and when Dracula goes on the attack, he’s absolutely terrifying.

In fact, arguably the best thing about the trailer for The Last Voyage of the Demeter is the glimpses we get of Dracula himself. He’s not the suave, seductive aristocrat we normally see in these movies. Instead, this vampire is a straight up demon, complete with wings, a mouth full of razor-sharp fangs, and one of the scariest Count Orlok-esque faces you’ll ever see.

When you put that all together, The Last Voyage of the Demeter looks like it could be one of the scariest Dracula films ever made, and if it’s even half as good as the trailer suggests, it’s going to be well worth our time.

The Last Voyage of the Demeter is set to hit theaters on August 11.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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