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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.

Director:

Michael Rymer

Writers:

Anne Rice (novels), Scott Abbott (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaliyah ... Queen Akasha
Stuart Townsend ... Lestat
Marguerite Moreau ... Jesse
Vincent Perez ... Marius
Paul McGann ... David Talbot
Lena Olin ... Maharet
Christian Manon Christian Manon ... Mael
Claudia Black ... Pandora
Bruce Spence ... Khayman
Matthew Newton ... Armand
Tiriel Mora ... Roger
Megan Cooper Megan Cooper ... Maudy (as Megan Dorman)
Johnathan Devoy Johnathan Devoy ... James
Robert Farnham ... Alex
Conrad Standish Conrad Standish ... T. C.
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

All She Wants Is Hell On Earth See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for vampire violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned See more »

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On the casting of Stuart Townsend as Lestat, Anne Rice stated "Everything I hear about the movie is good. Warner Bros. is extremely enthusiastic. They are working very hard to make it perfect. I have no real news. Let me repeat what I mentioned in a recent message. I met Stuart Townsend, the young man who is playing Lestat and he was absolutely charming. He had Lestat's excellent speaking voice and his feline grace. I cannot wait to see him in the film". See more »

Goofs

When Marius visits David, you can see someone cueing Marius to say, "Hello, David" reflected in the glass curio case on the shelf behind David (to the right of the screen). 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

Referenced in Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

System
Written and Produced by Jonathan Davis and Richard Gibbs
Performed by Chester Bennington
Double Violin and Vocal Improvisation by Shenkar
Jonathan Davis appears courtesy of Epic Records
Shankar appears courtesy of 15 Records
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Never see this movie.
23 January 2003 | by vampyress84See all my reviews

Not even a score of 1 is low enough for this movie. It is a complete butchering of Anne Rice's masterpiece novel "The Queen of the Damned" which you should read if you haven't already because once you read this book you will realize how bad the movie truly is. In my opinion the only reason it did as well as it did in the theaters is because of all Aaliyah's fans who wanted to come see her last movie. Take my advice stay as far away from this movie as you can get!


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