If you consider Dracula, you consider a suave blood-sucker able to being as seductive as he’s serpentine. However within the latest Dracula film, The Final Voyage of the Demeter, the sharp-fanged star of lots of the finest vampire motion pictures is significantly extra monster than man. And if he’s a person, he’s “emaciated” and an “outdated man”.
It’s a break from custom, nodding all the way in which again to the disgusting visage of Nosferatu – cinema’s OG vamp and the star of among the best horror motion pictures of the silent period. In the case of new motion pictures, vampires are typically extra intercourse image than creature of the evening.
The Final Voyage of the Demeter adapts a single chapter of Bram Stoker’s authentic novel and director André Øvredal advised The Hollywood Reporter he needed to go for one thing scarier than common in depicting the blood-sucking rely with the assistance of monster actor extraordinaire Javier Botet.
“I positively needed the look of an outdated man who’s gone by a lot homicide and mayhem and God-awful stuff for a whole bunch of years. I simply felt that it was a extra intriguing, textured, layered model of Dracula,” stated the director.
Øvredal has severe horror pedigree, having made genuinely chilling motion pictures like The Post-mortem of Jane Doe and Scary Tales to Inform within the Darkish lately.
He added: “We knew we might slowly construct [Dracula] from mainly nothing, with simply habits and pictures alone. And to painting him as being fully emaciated from not getting the blood he must reside, after which having to come back up on deck and begin to take out the crew to outlive, I simply thought it was a refreshing tackle the Dracula mythology and presentation.”
Actually, the strategy has paid off for The Final Voyage of the Demeter, which already counts Stephen King amongst its followers. And if anybody is aware of their horror, it’s him.
If that has you intrigued, discover out extra about watch The Final Voyage of the Demeter. You can too find out about future vampire tales with our guides to the MCU Blade launch date and the Twilight TV collection launch date, in addition to discovering out the tales we’re determined for the Twilight TV collection to inform.
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