Tuesday, July 16, 2024

With “Oppenheimer” Booming, Universal Goes Belly Up with $750K Previews for Dracula On the Water Flop “Demeter”


This will be the last voyage of the Demeter, whatever the heck that is.

Last night Universal unleashed “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” and it sank to the bottom of the ocean.

Previews brought in $750,000. Total budget is announced as $45 million, which means $60 million probably. No stars, no idea what it’s about, and terrible reviews. Rotten Tomatoes: 36%.

Universal is booming right now with “Oppeheimer,” closing in on $250 million, raves, and awards coming. So they can take on the chin. But this sounds pretty bad.

The movie is about Dracula at sea, chomping on people from Transylvania to London. I guess the ship is called the Demeter. It’s the worst title in movie history.

At least there will be no sequels.

Vampires — at least Dracula– are suddenly out of fashion. Who’d a-thunk it?

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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