Interview with the Vampire (1994)
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Interview with the Vampire Plot Synopsis:It hasn't even been a year since a plantation owner named Louis lost his wife in childbirth. Both his wife and the infant died, and now he has lost his will to live. A vampire named Lestat takes a liking to Louis and offers him the chance to become a creature of the night: a vampire. Louis accepts, and Lestat drains Louis' mortal blood and then replaces it with his own, turning Louis into a vampire. Louis must learn from Lestat the ways of the vampire.
Interview with the Vampire (1994) Review
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.
- Interview with the Vampire Rating Scores
- Our Score: 9
- Overall Score: 7.42
- IMDB: 7.6
- MetaCritic: 5.9
- Rotten Tomatoes: 6.2
AKA: Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Runtime: 123 minutes
Genre: Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Total Avg. Votes: 267,766 MPAA Rating: R
Interview with the Vampire Writers: Anne Rice
Interview with the Vampire Director: Neil Jordan
Production: Warner Home Video
Language: English, French