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Queen of the Damned (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  22 February 2002 (USA)
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The vampire Lestat becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the queen of all vampires.



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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for vampire violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$690,809 (Japan) (25 October 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


Shadow of the wire-cam visible on the front-drop of the stage (right of screen) during the overhead zoom into Lestat during the concert. See more »


[first lines]
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 »


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Slept So Long
Written and Produced by Jonathan Davis and Richard Gibbs
Performed by Jonathan Davis
Double Violin and Vocal Improvisation by Shenkar
Jonathan Davis appears courtesy of Epic Records
Shankar appears courtesy of 15 Records
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Perfect film!!!
14 April 2002 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

i think that Queen of the Damned is the best film i have seen in ages. i love the way Stuart Townsend is portraide as Lestat, especially with him wearing tight pvc clothing. Even if you're not the vampire type, you have to go to see it because Stuart Townsend is soooo gorgeous in all that make-up, lush! overall i think it is a brilliant film and all the make-up, special effects and sets are fantastic! It all creates the atmosphere of danger and evil, once again, fantastic!

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