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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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Megan Cooper ...
Maudy (as Megan Dorman)
Johnathan Devoy ...
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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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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) (24 February 2002)

Gross:

$30,336,800 (USA) (9 May 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The concert scenes are set in Death Valley, California, but were actually filmed in Werribee, Australia. 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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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Aaliyah Dana Haughton 1979 - 2001 See more »

Connections

Featured in Bloodsucking Cinema (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Change (In the House of Flies)
Written by Chino Moreno (as Camillo Moreno), Chi Cheng (as Chi Cheng), Abe Cunningham and Stephan Carpenter
Performed by Deftones
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Read the book instead.
10 August 2003 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was a good book turned into a brain dead vampire movie aimed at teenagers. First of all it's based on half the story (the book before it in the series "The Vampire Lestat" ended with the beginning of "Queen of the Damned") They left out main characters, omitted the histories, and even changed how Lestat became a vampire, what was left out of "Interview With The Vampire" felt like they just needed to fit into some time constraints, what they did with "Queen of the Damned" was a hack and slash job. Even taking it separately from the book, it was at best mediocre. The characters were two dimensional, and bland, and the plot was boring and unconnected. This movie's only redeeming qualities were the mood the lighting and the sets added, and the costumes, which both were wonderful, but besides that, read the book instead.


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