Review by Paul Salfen
This is Paul Salfen with your KLAK Movie Minute. In theaters this weekend is The Last Voyage of the Demeter, a period piece starring Corey Hawkins that recounts the last days of the ship that brought Dracula in. Given that the director brought us one of the last truly scary movies, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, as well as Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, you might think this one might have some chills and thrills – and it just doesn’t. It drags on and on with no hint of spookiness 30 minutes in and we really don’t get any action until about an hour in and the rest is just so-so. The old English style will be hard for many younger folks looking for cheap thrills to understand or follow. On top of that, the best characters perish and Dracula looks more like the Nosferatu version but a not-so-scary half-digital version. Although the film sets it up for more of the story to continue, let’s hope they put the nail in the coffin on this one. It’s a little, er, long in the tooth already. That’s it for this week. Join me next week and every week for another Movie Minute right here on 97.5 KLAK, AMFM Magazine, and RECRD.