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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 ...
Widow's Lover (as Lee Emery)
New Orleans Whore (as Indra Ove)
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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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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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Louis is 200 years old in the film, but in the novel he's 185 years old. The age difference was to tie in with when the film was set. See more »


In the scene with the two whores Lestat puts the one he hasn't killed in the coffin. Before he does so he throws the lid off the coffin, glasses in all. The lid lands completely on the floor, but in the next scene the lid is back on the coffin and Lestat is closing it over the screaming girl. See more »


[first lines]
Louis: So you want me to tell you the story of my life?
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Every friend of stylish Gothic vampire stories should love this!
5 September 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

Although Neil Jordan's "Interview with the vampire: The Vampire chronicles" definitely has its own devoted fans (7.0 out of 10 can't be a bad average...) it's still unfortunately maybe a slightly underrated movie - at least among professional critics. I haven't read Anne Rice's famous novel but it doesn't seem like the most logical vampire book to start with since I still haven't read Bram Stoker's "Dracula" either.

I've seen this movie couple of times and I have to admit that I enjoyed it very, very much. And why not? Tom Cruise was quite excellent as his rather unusual role of Lestat de Lioncourt and Brad Pitt was just brilliant like he normally is as Louis de Pointe du Lac. Antonio Banderas and Christian Slater were good too, can't deny it either. The story was dark, peculiar and it had some really twisted humor.

This hasn't got much to do with the actual film but being a big Guns n' roses fan "Interview with the vampire: The Vampire chronicles" has a special place in my heart. The Rolling stones cover we hear during the end credits ("Sympathy for the devil") was the last single Gn'R released with its good old line-up. This movie is one of the best vampire flicks. Not the best, though. Nothing can beat Roman Polanski's "Fearless vampire killers". But like I said, one of the finest of this genre.

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