Horror Fans Don’t Bite For ‘The Last Voyage Of The Demeter’

by Thomas Tuna

Rats leave a sinking ship, don’t they?

The Last Voyage of the Demeter–the latest Dracula-themed horror pic from Dreamworks and Universal–was the only wide release this weekend, but that didn’t prove to be much of an advantage at the domestic box office.

The feature–directed by Andre Ovredal from a screenplay by Bragi Schut, Stefan Ruzowitsky and Zak Olkewicz–earned just $750,000 in Thursday previews, and managed only $6.5 million (on a $45-million budget) from 2,700 domestic theaters over this weekend, according to a report on Deadline. In addition, the film only received a B- CinemaScore.

But, despite this relatively weak box office showing, Ovredal reportedly has already had discussions about a possible sequel. “Yeah, we’ve been discussing whether this movie can keep going,” the director told The Hollywood Reporter.

“But, if you wanted to make a sequel,” Ovredal added, “you would have to do a revisionist tale, because what happens at the end of the movie does not entirely match up with the book. So, you would want to follow the basic trajectory of the book, while adding some new elements.”

The movie–based on one chapter of Bram Stoker’s iconic Dracula–follows the merchant ship Demeter on its journey to London–bearing 50 unmarked wooden crates. One of which is not empty, much to the crew’s horror.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on The Last Voyage of the Demeter.


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