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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.
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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)  »

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Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned  »

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

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

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[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 »

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Featured in Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002) 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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If you read the books, avoid this movie.
24 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I should have known when I heard Anne Rice left the project that the movie would disappoint me. I couldn't have predicted that years after it's release just thinking about the movie still makes me angry. The novels are amazing, and while I understand much gets lost in the translation to screen, this movie was a great big middle finger to her original work. I hope one day someone tries again, the right way, starting with The Vampire Lestat. They change the roles and looks of major and minor characters alike for no good reason. They destroy Lestat's history. The acting of the Queen is exaggerated to the point of comedy, but I just can't bring myself to laugh. The charm and allure of the novels just isn't there. The movie is a bad excuse to cram as many musicians and "dark" imagery as possible into one movie, hoping the teeny Goths of America would lap it up. Part of the appeal of the first movie, of Louis' story, is that he is caught between his humanity and his curse. Lestat is supposed to take over and display the magic and excitement of the vampire world. Thank goodness I read the books first, or I'd have never touched them after this movie.


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