17: Interview With The Vampire

This week, we slip into gothic melodrama with Neil Jordan’s 1994 movie Interview With The Vampire. Is it a good adaptation of Anne Rice’s 1976 novel? How does it change the ways vampires are treated in the popular culture? Has Kirsten Dunst ever been better than this?

Content warning: violence, violence against animals, violence against children, blood and gore, nudity, fire and burning, slavery

Unanswered Questions:

  • What happened to Lestat after Louis and Claudia leave New Orleans?
  • What do the theatrical vampires in Paris get from the public performance of violence?
  • Does the film anticipate the audience response with Malloy’s desire to be turned by Louis?

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