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A long-awaited Dracula movie is getting a helping hand from one of our most celebrated composers. Bear McCreary, the man behind the music of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and The Walking Dead (among many others), has announced that he is providing the score for The Last Voyage of the Demeter. Taking to Twitter, the musician revealed that he is crafting the soundtrack for the film about the fabled vessel’s doomed voyage.

“I’m thrilled to announce I scored #TheLastVoyageOfTheDemeter, collaborating with visionary director André Øvredal. Thanks Amblin and Universal Pictures for giving me the chance to write a cinematic theme for #Dracula. (A dream come true for any composer!)” McCreary said in his post. We haven’t heard much of McCreary’s work for the film yet, as the trailer (which you can watch right here) largely uses a slowed-down version of “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” by The Smashing Pumpkins. But one assumes that the man will bring his A-game in realizing his dream of composing a theme for Dracula.

McCreary has well over 100 credits to his name, from big TV shows to video games and yes, movies. Some of his noteworthy credits for horror fans out there include the Child’s Play remake, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, Happy Death Day, 10 Cloverfield Lane and Freaky, just to name a few. His inclusion here is certainly welcome.


As for the story at hand? The movie is based on a particular chapter in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and it’s a project that has been in the works for decades. At long last, Universal Pictures managed to make it happen, with Øvredal, of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and The Autopsy of Jane Doe fame, at the helm. The synopsis for the film reads as follows:

“Strange events befall the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship. When the Demeter finally arrives off the shores of England, it is a charred, derelict wreck. There is no trace of the crew.”

The cast includes Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Aisling Franciosi (Game of Thrones), Liam Cunningham (Clash of the Titans), David Dastmalchian (The Boogeyman), Jon Jon Briones (American Horror Story), Stefan Kapicic (Better Call Saul), Nikolai Nikolaeff (Stranger Things) and Javier Botet (Mama).

The Last Voyage of the Demeter is set to hit theaters on August 11.

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