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In this special edition episode, we board “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” and find out if it’s a cinematic journey worth taking.

This podcast was recorded during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the work being covered here wouldn’t exist.

SPOILER ALERT!!! THIS IS A SPOILER-FILLED REVIEW OF THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER!

As iconic as Dracula is, few blockbusters are centered around him. The most well-known ones enter the pop culture lexicon and have long lives. Except at the box office. The vampire movies that have sprung from Bram Stoker’s novel are a different story.

The Last Voyage of the Demeter is a take on a chapter from the original book.

But it is really a story of missed opportunities. We talk about all the strange plot holes and constant teases. This includes one of the worst attempts at social commentary ever seen and the misuse of several great actors.

We tried to judge the film on its own merits, but it’s hard not to compare it to the source material. As the trailers have shown, The Last Voyage of the Demeter leans into the monster aspect of Dracula. How well did it showcase its powers? And what did we think of its sequel-baiting ending?

For all the bad, we actually had some good things to say.

Not everyone may be a fan of one of the most debonair horror figures being turned into a mindless beast, but it looked pretty cool. Plus, there is some good gore and exploding bodies. But is it enough?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Last week, we talked with filmmaker Zach Passero about his animated feature, The Weird Kidz.

ABOUT THIS PODCAST:

Adventures in Movies! is hosted by Nathaniel and Blake. You can find Nathaniel on Instagram at nathaninpoortaste. Blake can be found on Twitter @foureyedhorror and on Instagram at foureyedhorror.

Intro by Julio Mena: Bandcamp | Instagram

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