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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  11 November 1994 (USA)
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A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.



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Tavern Girl
Lyla Hay Owen ...
Widow St. Clair
Lee E. Scharfstein ...
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New Orleans Whore (as Indra Ove)
2nd Whore
Monte Montague ...
Plague Victim Bearer
Nathalie Bloch-Lainé ...
Maid (as Nathalie Bloch)


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. Written by <>

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Drink From Me And Live Forever


Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for vampire violence and gore, and for sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Interview with the Vampire  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,334,399 (UK) (20 January 1995)


$186,287 (Czech Republic)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christina Ricci, Dominique Swain, Julia Stiles, Erin Moore and Evan Rachel Wood auditioned for the role of Claudia. See more »


Louis tells his interviewer that he saw the sun rise for the first time in 200 years when he watched his first movie. It is implied that Louis saw the movie when it was new, or almost new, in the late 1920s, when he had been a vampire for less than 140 years. See more »


[first lines]
Louis: So you want me to tell you the story of my life?
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of River Phoenix 1970-1993 See more »


Referenced in Vampires (1998) See more »


Non più andrai (from Le Nozze di Figaro)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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User Reviews

An entire hour is missing from the released version
27 May 2001 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Neil Jordan who is masterful with small intimate films, served up scrambled eggs on this picture where budget was no object. There is an entire hour missing from all the released versions because in 1994 Geffen/Warner Bros. didn't believe a film audience would sit through a well paced, well told story for three hours. No one in charge had seen Apocalypse Now. Perhaps someday it will be reedited and my work and the entire hour withheld will be added.

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Interview with A vampire ??? Anyone remember this as the real title? TodayIsTheDay94
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