• Interview With the Vampire (1994)

Interview With the Vampire

Release Date: November 11th, 1994

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 1997

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

Born as an 18th-century lord, Louis (Brad Pitt) is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer (Christian Slater). Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) -- whose addition to the "family" breeds even more conflict.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst, Domiziana Giordano, Thandie Newton

Director: Neil Jordan

Genres: Romance , Horror , Drama

Production Co: Geffen Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros., Warner Home VĂ­deo

Keywords: Love , Fall , Brooding , Revenge , Death , Friendship , Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A stronger plot engine might have drawn us more quickly to the end, but on a scene by scene basis, Interview with the Vampire is a skillful exercise in macabre imagination. show more

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    The generally faithful script is by Anne Rice herself, the director is "The Crying Game"'s Neil Jordan, and both seem true to themselves and as true as they can be to artistic and visceral expectations. [11Nov1994 Pg. 01.D]

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    But for all its visionary brilliance, the movie version of Interview never lets us close enough to see ourselves in Louis. We're dazzled but unmoved. show more

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Awards

Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Music (Original Score)