Interview with the Vampire

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Geffen Pictures Released 1994

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Director:
Neil Jordan
Released:
1994
Rating:
R

Reporter Daniel Molloy has landed a story of a lifetime, a 200 year long lifetime. Louis de Pointe du Lac has agreed to tell Molloy about his history, beginning in 1791, when he met Lestat, the owner of a neighboring Louisiana plantation who offers to take away Louis' pain and suffering from the loss of his wife and child. Lonely Lestat has lived a lonely existence as a vampire and tutors Louis in the life of bloodsucking. Eventually, a young girl, Claudia joins their "family" as a daughter figure, but tensions grow between the two men and eventually a violent confrontation takes place. Louis and Claudia relocate to Paris, where they meet vampires Santiago and Armand and learn details of the vampire life Lestat never told them. Louis continues his story to the present day and how Lestat returned to his life.

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  • 90

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    His sumptuous film is as strange and mesmerizing as it is imaginatively ghastly. It's a sophisticated, spookily intense rendering of Ms. Rice's story.

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A stronger plot engine might have drawn us more quickly to the end, but on a scene by scene basis, Interview with the Vampire is a skillful exercise in macabre imagination.

  • 60

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    But the film also has its turgid, dialogue-heavy stretches, and the leading performances, if acceptable, are not everything they needed to be to fully flesh out these elegant immor...

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      • Production budget - $60,000,000
        Domestic gross - $105,264,608
        Worldwide gross - $223,664,608

        Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $202,722,510
        Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $430,741,649

      • Filming locations:
        Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage, Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, England
        Deptford, London, England
        Destrehan, Louisiana
        Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
        Lafayette Cemetery #1, New Orleans, Louisiana
        Richmond, Surrey, England
        New Orleans, Louisiana
        Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
        Opéra National de Paris Palais Garnier, 8 rue Scribe, Paris 9, Paris, France
        Palais-Royal, Place du Palais Royal, Paris 1, Paris, France
        Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
        Richmond, Surrey, England
        Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1, Paris, France
        San Francisco, California
        Shreveport, Louisiana
        St Paul's Church, Deptford, London, England
        Vacherie, Louisiana
        Whitechapel, London, England
        Wilton's Music Hall, Whitechapel, London, England

      • Taglines:
        1. Drink From Me And Live Forever

      • Music:
        Terpsichore and Harp Concerto in B Flat

        Written by George Frideric Handel
        Adapted by George Fenton
        Performed by The King's Consort
        Sonata in F Sharp
        Written by Antonio Soler
        Adapted by George Fenton
        Performed by Joanna Leach
        Sonata in E Flat Adagio E Cantabile
        Written by Joseph Haydn
        Adapted by George Fenton
        Performed by Joanna Leach
        Sympathy for the Devil
        Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
        Performed by Guns N' Roses
        Non più andrai (from Le Nozze di Figaro)
        Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      • Distributor - Warner Bros.

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    Categories

    Drama, Horror, Suspense

    Themes

    period piece, the high class, bloody and violent, Zombies,Vampires & Monsters, Classics