A Movie Review By Anthony Ritter

The Last Voyage of the Demeter sailed into theaters this past weekend. This movie gives life to the captain’s log in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. The crew of the merchant ship Demeter sailed to London, as they have countless times before. What should be a routine job and hefty bonus, soon becomes a fight for survival as the crew learns that there is a monstrous presence aboard.

What follows is The Good, The Bad, and The Spoilers of The Last Voyage of the Demeter.

The Good

While the story The Last Voyage of the Demeter is based on excerpts from a classic horror novel, the idea to bring these logs to life was genius. This film provides a story to the events that took place over a single chapter in the novel. While those of us who have read the novel know how the story will end, it did not change the intrigue in seeing how the story would play out. The cast does an amazing job making this believable with great performances throughout.

The Bad

Unfortunately, the unique take on Dracula presented in The Last Voyage of the Demeter and the performances of the cast are simply patches on this sinking ship. The best word to summarize the negative points of this film would be “underwhelming”. I was very excited to see a Monstrous, non-lady’s man Dracula tearing his way through the crew of the Demeter. Although this does happen, it is missing the level of violence that audiences would expect in an R-rated horror movie. Additionally, while the overall story for the movie is pulled from the novel, many of the individual events within the film felt too predictable.

My Overall Opinion

I give The Last Voyage of the Demeter an underwhelming 5.5 out of 10

The Last Voyage of the Demeter had a lot of things going for it, from the original story to a cast with the ability to sell it. Sadly, these are not enough to save a horror movie that feels more like a melancholy drama than a monster movie. This horror movie misses the mark by being too slow and lacking the scare factor. I would recommend skipping this one and waiting for it to hit a streaming service.

On his blog “GoodBadSpoilers.com”, Anthony Ritter critiques and writes a review on selected movies.  Once you see a movie that Ritter has reviewed, visit his blog and share your point of view.


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