|After years of slumber, the legendary vampire has awakened and found acceptance in a tattooed, pierced and black-clad world. He's a rock star. And his awesome punk-chic sound has echoed around the globe, and stirred to life the fearsome mother of all vampires.|
"Erotic, scary, gothic and exciting. Move over, Dracula. The Queen has arrived! Mike Sargent, WBAI-FM, New York
"Aaliyah nails her part. Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"The special effects are top-notch... keeps the heart pumping. Larry Ratliff, San Antonio Express-News
Editor's NoteA deep, dark, stylistic adaptation of the book by Anne Rice from her hugely popular series of vampire novels, THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED is like a Nine Inch Nails rock video. Undernourished goth club kids are the focus of the film and they all look great with piercings, net t-shirts, tattoos, dyed hair, and dour facial expressions. The film follows the celebrity rock star Vampire Lestat (Stuart Townsend), who has emerged from 200 years of solitude to show his face--and his vampire powers--to the world. He has assembled a goth band, makes regular media appearances, and has enchanted the world with his otherworldly mystique. In addition, he has planned one of the most controversial publicity stunts of all eternity: he is holding a one-night rock concert in California's Death Valley, inviting all vampires young and old (along with his extensive fan-base of mortals) to join him. As a side bar to this activity, the mortal Jesse, a young woman who works for the Talamasca society studying paranormal occurrences, has found a secret portal to the vampire world: a London pub where vamps hang out. There she meets Lestat and is instantly smitten with him, insisting on travelling to Death Valley to see his concert. Also en route to the show is the sleek and sexy Egyptian mother of all vampires Queen Akasha (Aaliyah), who has recently arisen from a 2,000-year nap in order to unleash hell on earth. From a distance, a wise band of vampires watch telepathically as Akasha, Lestat, and Jesse converge in Death Valley. But what nobody knows is that the headstrong Lestat, who is the most impulsive and irresponsible of immortal beings but practically a god in the eyes of mortals, is the only one who can defeat Akasha and save the world.
Cast & Crew
|Anne Rice - Based On Novel By|
|Michael Rymer - Director|
|Ian Baker - Director of Photography|
|Danny Cooper - Editor|
|Bill Gerber - Executive Producer|
|Bruce Berman - Executive Producer|
|Andrew Mason - Executive Producer|
|Su Armstrong - Executive Producer|
|Richard Gibbs - Musical Score|
|Jonathan Davis - Musical Score|
|Jorge Saralegui - Producer|
|Graham "Grace" Walker - Production Designer|
|Scott Abbott - Screenplay|
|Michael Petroni - Screenplay|
MTV Movie Award (2002)
|Aaliyah, Nominee, Best Villain|
Customer Reviews of Queen of the Damned
By any other title . . .11/22/2003
This would be a good movie. If you haven't read the Vampire Chronicles and you're into vampires, you'll probably enjoy it. If you are an Anne Rice fan like me and have read the Chronicles, this movie will probably dissapoint you like it did me. They changed so many things that they didn't need to, even who made Lestat. They gave Armand blond hair and blue eyes and Lestat brown hair (so much for his infamous golden locks eh? heh). . . Honestly, if I hadn't of read the books I'd probably have enjoyed this movie, but for Anne Rice fans it is a dissapointment. The soundtrack, however, is AWESOME.
Lestat is the sexiest vampire I've ever seen. I wanted to jump in the movie and be Jesse. I liked every moment of this movie. It was very exciting. The music is awesome to.
This is a great sequel to Interview with the Vampire, though you don't have to see it first. The movie is awesome and the soundtrack is also a must have. The DVD comes with some good extended concert scenes and music videos.
TOTALLY AGREE w/ BROWN EYED BABY DOLL!8/28/2002
Movie was awsome, and well worth seeing if you've already read the book! My favorite part was the concert fight too, but its gotta be different than the book, its the movie :P .
Rated R for vampire violence8/7/2002
I LOVED this movie! Some parts were just hilarious.. in a 200-something-year-old kinda way. LOL. Stuart Townsend made you want to be bitten, and Aaliyah didn't seem like Aaliyah... More like an evil goddess. The #1 scene, to me, was the rockin' concert scene. As good as it was, though, it failed to follow the book... In fact, the only things that were kept the same were the names and the seduction of Lestat. So if you haven't seen it yet and you've read the book, don't hold any high expectations for it. :)
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