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Queen of the Damned (2002)

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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:
... Queen Akasha
... Lestat
... Jesse
... Marius
... David Talbot
... Maharet
Christian Manon ... Mael
... Pandora
... Khayman
... Armand
... Roger
Megan Cooper ... Maudy (as Megan Dorman)
Johnathan Devoy ... James
... Alex
Conrad Standish ... T. C.


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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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.




Release Date:

22 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stuart Townsend shares his name with a character from another Anne Rice novel, "The Witching Hour". Upon meeting Townsend, Rice handed him a copy of the book and instructed him to turn to a certain page number, whereupon was written "The Life of Stuart Townsend". Townsend was flattered that she had written him into her new book, until she told him that she had written it eleven years prior. See more »


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 »


[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 »


References American Beauty (1999) See more »


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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Addictive and visually beautiful
25 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I've seen this movie countes times now and still can't get sick of it. It's like a frickin' drug. I know a lot of people don't like it but there's something about it that just draws me in. Every single performance is spectacular, but Aaliyah is the one who steals the show. She not only played the role of Akasha she became it. Her body movement and beauty was captured exceptionally well. It's also nice to see that a black girl was chosen for the role of an Egyptian Queen (No, I'm not predjudice against white people, I am one). True it's not known what color the ancient Egyptians really were but this was a nice change. Stuart Townsend completely made me forget about Tom Cruise's portrayel of Lestat and Marguerite was striking once again. All in all it was a good time at the movies. For those who haven't seen it, be sure to watch it with an open mind and not take it too seriously. I mean, it's a movie about a vampire who becomes a rock star. Take it as that.

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