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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Manon ...
Tiriel Mora ...
Megan Cooper ...
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Conrad Standish ...


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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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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Did You Know?


Author of the novel Anne Rice considers this to be a terrible disappointment for her and for many of the readers as she believed it mutilated her own work. See more »


The girl playing young Jesse has bright blue-grayish eyes, but older Jesse seemingly has brown eyes. 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 »


Featured in Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002) See more »


Not Meant for Me
Written and Produced by Jonathan Davis and Richard Gibbs
Performed by Wayne Static
Wayne Static appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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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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