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

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Johnathan Devoy ...
James
Robert Farnham ...
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Conrad Standish ...
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Storyline

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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All She Wants Is Hell On Earth See more »

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Fantasy | Horror | Music

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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

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$176,168 (Japan) (11 October 2002)

Gross:

$690,809 (Japan) (25 October 2002)
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The architecture of Aunt Maharet's house is based upon Angkor Wat, the stone temple located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Dead Cell
Written and Performed by Papa Roach
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
Brilliant Comedy or Bad Movie?
12 November 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

My friends and I enjoyed this movie immensely when it came out, but were almost tossed out of theatre. We'd read all the books, so to us the film was high comedy. Most of the other people in the audience were just Aliyah fans. (I remember hearing a guy behind us going "Oh! They're <i>vampires</i>!" lik they hadn't mentioned that in the trailer.)

The saving grace of this movie: Stuart Townsend, who has his godawful moments, but is mostly quite good, and very pretty.

I bought this DVD used for $6 and my friends and I put it on at parties. Since it has no real plot, we can talk through most of it without missing anything.


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