As for what “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” is about, well, it is in fact another in a long line of Dracula stories, which means it’s ultimately taking its cues from the well-trod narrative of Bram Stoker’s famed novel. Unlike all those other “Dracula” projects, “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” isn’t taking a macro approach to the story, focusing instead solely on the single chapter from the book detailing the doomed ship’s crossing from Transylvania-adjacent Carpathia to London, England.
If you’ve read Stoker’s book or seen any of the prior Dracula films depicting the Demeter’s journey, you know Dracula himself is stowed away on the ship and things do not go well for Captain or crew during the journey. That harrowing journey is told largely through the Captain’s journals, which narrates the ships travails, including the mysterious disappearance of the entire crew. It remains to be seen if Øvredal and “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” writers Bragi F. Schut and Zak Olkewicz will utilize the same framework for the film, but it’s hard to imagine they’ll shy too far away from said narration as it’s so chillingly effective in the book.
Needless to say, the Demeter’s journey should provide André Øvredal and company ample opportunity for unique scares, and we cannot wait to see what they bring to this terrifying chapter in Dracula’s story.