young journalist during present day named
Daniel Mallow (Christian Slater) is
interviewing a man who claims to be a
vampire living for over 200 years named
Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt) about
his history as he discusses his first
encounter way back in New Orleans, 1791
as he discusses his family loss and his
will to live until he meets up with a
vampire named Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom
Cruise) who takes interest in him and
turns him into a vampire.
Lestat tries to tell him on how to live
by feasting on human blood but he feasts
on rats and other animals as he refuses
to kill but they run into a little girl
named Claudia (Kirsten Dunst) who's
mother became a victim to Lestat and
Louis drinks her blood as she becomes a
vampiress and are a family for centuries
but however, Claudia doesn't seem to take
a liking to her new lifestyle as she's
always hungry for blood nor does she care
for Lestat either and tries to kill him
but he seems to haunt them as the two of
them try to burn him alive and then
travel to France where they meet up with
a theatre of people that are vampires led
by two men named Armand (Antonio
Banderas) and Santagio (Stephen Rea) as
they don't make their welcoming to well
as Louis discusses that he had to fight
for his life there when he thought that
things were getting better for him and
Claudia by trying to start a new vampire
shot on Daniel Mallow trying
to interview Louis de Pointe du Lac in a room
with him having his body faced
at a window. Slater does well by asking
him what he thinks of crucifix's etc. and
Pitt reacts very well to his questions.
We spot a nice scene with Lestat de Lioncourt picking up Louis in a ship and
flying him up which was a nice effect.
There's a nice setting with a sun and Louis watching it as well as his conversation with Lestat about a discussion of the last time with
him encountering the sun again. We have a
surprise show on Lestat suddenly
attacking Louis with a good shot
on him biting his neck and watching Louis with wide eyes and his skin going
There's a nice setting with the two of
them dining in a mansion as well.
We spot a perfect setting with Louis walking along with Widow
St. Clair and suddenly kissing her with a
nice reaction on her being aroused by
this as well as perfect close up shots on
two poodles barking. During this same
time we have a good close up shot on Lestat staring coldly at the Widow's lover with his blunt and
evil speaking to him.
A good shot on Louis losing it
and pushing Lestat to a tree
with lots of rage and energy.
We have a nice discussion between Louis and
supporting character Yvette in the mansion as we have a good shot on him biting her arm.
We have a good shot on Louis holding
her lifeless body and shouting that the
mansion is cursed to the locals
holding torches. We also have lots of
good shots on Louis lighting up the
mansion on fire as well as a perfect shot
on the front of the mansion burning in
We spot a good setting with Lestat and a whore with him caressing her as well
as a good shot on him biting her wrist
and her not being able to take it.
There's a good and disturbing moment with Lestat trying to train Louis on killing her off and this whore crying intensely and begging them
A good shot on Louis hugging
a young girl as
well as him biting her neck and a good
expression on her looking uncomfortable.
There are many good scene's with Lestat chastising Claudia when she kills
someone for blood.
A good peaceful setting with Claudia wrapping her arms around Lestat while he's playing the piano and talking
A good shot on Louis opening a
door to outside and a surprise attack by Lestat which makes you jump.
Nice dark moment with Lestat at the piano looking dark and gloomy with
his cold words.
A good presence by Santagio approaching Louis miming
and doing all sorts of crazy tricks.
Nice setting on a theatre act mainly
performed by Santiago with a mortal woman on stage doing a
vampire play as well as Armand approaching the stage too.
There are nice discussions between Louis and Armand in a coven area as
it seems dark and mystifying.
A nice shot on
Paris Vampires dragging Louis away
as he screams in a rage.
There's a good battle between Louis and Santiago during a raging fire in the
theatre which fits the scene too.
A good shot on Louis grabbing Daniel by the neck and holding him in the air
with vicious expressions on his face.
Bottom line is that this is a terrific vampire
movie without the typical scheme of a
vampire turning into a bat or anything. It has a real feel to it showing the
1700's as it looked very convincing with
the costumes and styles too like you'd
see in a Shakespearean setting. All
sorts of good vampire effects along with
a good story on a vampire family which
really almost looks like a labour of love
too. There's good intense moments too as some
viewers might find hard to watch with the
victims being killed or ready to be
The acting is
terrific with lots of great style
involved with the whole cast. Tom
Cruise (Lestat de Lioncourt) really knew how to pull of
his part as a charmingly evil like
vampire with a strong attitude and a
great powerful accent. Great evil looks
to him too to top it off. shows a nice rage
after encountering at what he's done during a scene where he burns a mansion in flames. A nice suffocating reaction on him after drinking blood from a
Brad Pitt (Louis de Pointe du Lac) was another actor who had
the right looks to be a vampire and nice
seriousness to his role as well. He is great by being
hesitant about his training on sacrificing a whore.
Kirsten Dunst (Claudia) does terrifically well
as a bratty little vampiress showing
terrific aggression to her character and
looked perfect for her role too. She is terrific going into a
screaming rage wanting her hair to be
short and looking older. A nice nasty reaction in a certain part of the movie. Nice blocking on her slitting someone's throat.
Antonio Banderas (Armand) has a nice silent
attitude to his part as a French vampire
who has nice chemistry to his part in
this film as well as the right looks too.
Stephen Rea (Santiago) has the perfect comedic
type to his part as well as an evil side
to him to top it all off.
Christian Slater (Daniel Mallow) however didn't
appeal to me too well as the interviewer
but still did a fine job nonetheless.
Supporting actress Domiziana Giordano
(Madeleine) seemed to look like a good motherly
vampiress and does the trick with her
performance which was a shame her role
wasn't too big.
A brief butt and breast
shot by a woman near a cracked doorway
Laure Marsac has her top taken off
on stage exposing her breasts eventually
being stripped down to expose her full
People's neck are
being bitten with blood oozing out
Some slaughtered animals
A throat is openly slashed with blood
pouring out leading to a pool of it
A head is chopped off
A body is sliced in half
Elliot Goldenthal composed
alot of strong orchestral classical music
for the film making it sounds perfect for
the type of film that it is. Lots of
trumpet and horn playing sounding
perfectly adventureous with the odd dark
I loved the songtrack of Guns
N Roses cover of the Rolling
Stones classic hit "Sympathy
for the Devil" as they do it in
their own original style and it's about
time GNR did a Stones
cover song since the band is eavily
influenced by the bad boy image.
So you want me to tell you the story of
That morning I was not yet a vampire, and
I saw my last sunrise. I remember it
completely, and yet I can't recall any
sunrise before it. I watched its whole
magnificence for the last time as if it
were the first. And then I said farewell
to sun light, and set out to become what
Perfect! Just perfect! Just burn the
place! Burn everything we own! Have us
sleeping in the field like cattle!
Louis: You thought you could have
Lestat: Oh, shut up,Louis! Mon
Dieu! Come here.
Lestat: Mama... mama has gone to
heaven, Chérie, like that sweet lady
right there. They all go to heaven.
Louis: All but us.
Lestat: Shh. Do you want to
frighten our little daughter?
Claudia: I'm not your daughter.
Lestat: Oh, yes, you are. You're
mine and Louis' daughter now. You see,
Louis was going to leave us, he was going
to go away, but now he's not. Now, he's
going to stay and make you happy.
Louis: You fiend.
Lestat: One happy family.
Mon dieu, what melancholy nonsense. I
swear you grow more like Louis each day.
Soon you'll be eating rats!
Claudia: Rats? When did you eat
Louis: It was a long, long time
ago. Before you were born, and I don't
Which one of you did it? One of you did
it! Which on of you made me the way I am?
Lestat: What you are? A vampire
gone insane that pollutes its own bed?
Claudia: And if I cut my hair
Lestat: It will grow back again.
Claudia: But it wasn't always so.
I had a mother once, and Louis, he had a
wife. He was mortal the same as she and
so was I.
Claudia: You made us what we are,
Lestat: Stop her, Louis.
Claudia: Did you do it to me?
[slashes Lestat's face, and it heals
Claudia: How did you do it?
Lestat: Why should I tell you?
It's in my power.
Claudia: Why yours alone? Tell me
how it was done.
Lestat: Be glad I made you what
you are. You'd be dead now if I hadn't,
just like that damned corpse. Now, get
rid of it!
Claudia: You get rid of it.
Claudia: [Beginning to cut her
hair] Why not? Can't I change, like
Vampires pretending to be humans,
pretending to be vampires.
Claudia: How avant-garde.