Interview With The Vampire (1994) Movie #3
Let it be said that this is probably the most well done movie regarding vampires out there. It is beautiful and also the only movie that does not make me cringe from the presence of Tom Cruise. This 1994 horror drama film stars Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, Antonio Banderas and Stephen Rhea.
The movie follows Louis de Pointe du Lac as he sits down to tell his tale of his early life as a vampire. After being turned by Lestat de Lioncourt in 1791, Louis struggles to accept what is required in the life of a vampire, by hanging on to his humanity and unable to take the life of a human, while Lestat encourages him to accept his harsh new world. In the process of trying to keep Louis from leaving him, he turns Claudia, a child that Louis fed. It switches between his early years and present day as he explains the life that he had no choice but to live.
“Don’t be afraid. I’m going to give you the choice I never had”
This movie has some of the most morbid and dramatic lines in a vampire movie or maybe any horror movie out there, which is saying a lot. Here are a few of my favorite lines:
Upon the first watch, it can be a bit slow, which I realized after rewatching this movie with my fiance and out mutual friend. They made jokes of a lack of plot and never knowing what was going on. However, I do not want to sound like a film snob, but I believe this isn’t a movie you can just casually watch. It is a beautiful film and yes, maybe as far as vampire movies go it is not as action filled as most, but that is why I enjoyed this movie so much, because it was subtle with the story it was trying to tell and it came off as a work of art because of it. Plus, it is always nice to see a rather decent adaptation of a book.
If you are looking for a classic take on vampires that brings the glamour and the dramatic flair that gothic fiction usually successfully brings, then this is the perfect movie. Also, I would like to point out that one of the best scenes is performed by a twelve-year old girl and she carries a lot of the scenes and does an excellent job of being a tormented old soul in a child’s body.
Favorite Quote: “ Which of you did it? Which of you made me the way I am?”