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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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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

Budget:

$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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Wes Bentley was originally cast as Lestat, but he dropped out. See more »

Goofs

The passage that Jesse cites, which tipped her off about Lestat being a real vampire, is not actually part of the song used in the film. 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 »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Before I'm Dead
Written by Free Dominguez and Bruce Somers (as Bruce M. Somers)
Performed by Kidney Thieves (as kidneythieves)
Courtesy of Extasy Records International
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Loved it!
17 April 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Although this movie doesn't have the darkness of the books, it is in my opinion a great movie. It's great campy fun with the beautiful Stuart Townsend as Lestat. He may not have the blond hair and blue eyes that are so vividly described in the book, but to be fair, he would not look good with blond hair, and Lestat is most definitely about looking good. He moves like the predator I always imagined Lestat would have.

The visual effects are pretty good, and the soundtrack is absolutely amazing. It's not Interview with the Vampire, so don't try to compare the two. Interview is Louis' story. This is a cut and paste version of Lestat's. In any case, I highly recommend.


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