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Queen of the Damned (2002)

The vampire Lestat becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the queen of all vampires.

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Tiriel Mora ...
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Johnathan Devoy ...
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After many years of sleeping in his coffin, the vampire Lestat awakens only to find that the world has changed and he wants to be a part of it. He gathers a following and becomes a rock star only to find that his music awakens the ancient Queen Akasha and she wants him to become her king... Written by Andrew Main

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for vampire violence | See all certifications »

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22 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned  »

Box Office

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,757,535 (USA) (22 February 2002)

Gross:

$30,307,804 (USA) (3 May 2002)
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Trivia

The film was a subject of controversy due to inspiring a real life murder shortly after the film's theatrical release. In December 2002, Allan Menzies from West Lothian in Scotland murdered one of his friends. He claimed in court that it was Aaliyah's character "Queen Akasha" from the film that told him to do it. See more »

Goofs

While in the vampire bar, the woman playing the drums is not playing the same song, or the same rhythm. See more »

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Lestat: [voiceover] There comes a time for every vampire when the idea of eternity becomes momentarily unbearable. Living in the shadows, feeding in the darkness with only your own company to keep, rots into a solitary, hollow existence. Immortality seems like a good idea, until you realize you're going to spend it alone. So I went to sleep, hoping that the sounds of the passing eras would fade out, and a sort of death might happen. But as I lay there, the world didn't sound like the place ...
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Dedicated to Aaliyah Dana Haughton 1979 - 2001 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Penetrate
Written by Jason Miller and Ullrich Hepperlin
Performed by Godhead
Courtesy of Priority Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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My condolences to Anne Rice
1 August 2002 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

First of all, I would like to give major credits for the music contributed to this movie. Excellent! This is why I gave it 2.

If you've read the book by Anne Rice, and preferably the trilogy(Interview with a Vampire, Vampire Lestat and Queen of the damned), you will probably get sick by watching this movie. It misses all the major points of the book, and is even missing major characters from the original story. I won't say much more than the fact that it sucked.

Don't watch this movie! Read the book instead!


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