The Last Voyage Of The Demeter Is A Reminder That One-Location Horror Movies Freakin’ Rule

This post contains spoilers for “The Last Voyage of the Demeter.”Dracula might have been around for centuries as of the beginning of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” but the latest film featuring the undead vampire — “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” — represents something of a dying breed these days.

Much will (and has) be written about the obvious parallels drawn between this and 1979’s “Alien,” but there remains an important lesson to be learned from the success of Ridley Scott’s horror masterpiece.

By and large, the genre thrives in simplicity.

And when writers constrain themselves by setting a story in one location, those limits paradoxically allow for more storytelling possibilities to leap off the screen.”Demeter,” directed by Norwegian filmmaker André Øvredal from a script by Bragi F.

Schut and Zak Olkewicz, takes full advantage of its ship-bound parameters.

With the exception of the opening flashforward on…

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