The Last Voyage of the Demeter is a newer movie with a focus on a singular chapter in Bram Stocker's Dracula, originally written in 1897. Based on "The Captain's Log," the story tells of a crew of the merchant ship the Demeter helmed by Captain Elliot (Liam Cunningham), of which Clemens, portrayed by Walking Dead and The Color Purple actor Corey Hawkins, is a passenger.
Directed by André Øvredal, known for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (now streaming on Netflix), with the script written by Zak Olkewicz (Bullet Train). The Last Voyage of the Demeter focuses on the doomed voyage of the Demeter, a Russian schooner chartered to carry numerous unmarked crates of private cargo from Transylvania to London.
Hawkin's character Clemens is a doctor on board the vessel bound for England who, along with the other passengers, nightly attempt to survive the ocean voyage. This is complicated by a terrifying presence onboard. When the ship finally arrived near Whitby Harbour, it was derelict and there was no trace of the crew.
Additional cast includes Aisling Franciosi, David Dastmalchian, Jon Jon Briones, Stefan Kapicic, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Jon Jon Briones, Stefan Kapičić, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Woody Norman, Martin Furulund and Chris Walley with Javier Botet as Dracula.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter will begin streaming on Peacock on February 11, 2024.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter is considered a box office bomb, bringing in $21.7 million worldwide against the $45 million budget. Many critics enjoyed the movie, sighting the fresh new story, gleeful cruelty, savage surprises, and the downright creepy take as positives. It is always interesting to see chapters of characters such as Dracula that haven't been told before.