Interview with the Vampire (1994) Movie Review

Interview with the Vampire (1994)

1994 | R | Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
123 minutes /

User Score: 71/100

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Interview with the Vampire Review


A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) is an American drama fantasy horror film that was based on Anne Rice‘s bestselling 1976 Vampire Chronicles, Interview with the Vampire. The movie had an estimated budget of $60 million and grossed over $223 million at the box office. Director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game (1992), The End of the Affair (1999), Michael Collins (1996), Breakfast on Pluto (2005)) stepped up his game for Interview with the Vampire which was an intriguing watch. Neil captured the Gothic ambiance of Anne’s evocative creation nicely while Dante Ferretti gave us luscious production designs. The cinematography, musical score, and makeup effects were all excellent as well.

Reporter Daniel Molloy (Christian Slater - True Romance (1993), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), The Name of the Rose (1986)) is seen interviewing Louis de Pointe du Lac in modern-day San Francisco. Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt - Inglourious Basterds (2009), Fight Club (1999), World War Z (2013), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)) claims that he is a vampire. Louis told Daniel about his human life in 1971 where he was a wealthy plantation owner in Spanish Louisiana who did not feel like living anymore after his wife and infant child died.

He mentioned how vampire Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise - Top Gun (1986), Mission: Impossible (1996), Jerry Maguire (1996), A Few Good Men (1992)) attacked him and offered to turn him into a vampire. Louis accepts the offer but shortly after did not like the idea of killing humans and started to drink animal blood. Skip forward, Louis rescued a little girl name Claudia from a fire and was transformed into a vampire by Lestat. Louis grew fond of Claudia who has become a sad**tic killer and remains in her child body although her mind has matured. Claudia became angry with Lestat for turning her into a vampire after she realizes that she is stuck in a child’s body forever. The movie escalates to being a fantastic action vampire movie where lots of violence ensues.

Interview with the Vampire has gained a cult following although the sluggish pace was less desirable. Tom Cruise’s courageous performance was splendid but could have been better. I recommend this movie to all vampire lovers out there who loves themselves a good action adventure vampire thriller. I enjoyed this film immensely and would see it again.

About Interview with the Vampire (1994)

Title: Interview with the Vampire
AKA: Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Year: 1994
Runtime: 123 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.5/5 stars from 65 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 65
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson, Stephen Rea, Brad Pitt, Andrew Tiernan, Tom Cruise, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst, Gustavo I. Ortiz, John McConnell, Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc, Reese Foster, Indra Ové, Susan Lynch, Bellina Logan, Micha Bergese, Helen McCrory, Thandie Newton, Antonio Banderas, Roger Lloyd Pack, Rafael Siegel, Danny Kamin, Louise Salter, Greta Valenti, Virginia McCollam, Matthew Sim, Glenn Webster, François Testory, Mike Seelig, Simon Tyrrell, Erick Vinther
Writers: Anne Rice
Director: Neil Jordan

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