Hypnotic, sexy, scary, haunting and deeply, darkly, funny, Neil Jordan’s Interview with a Vampire waltzed into our lives over two decades ago and scenes of the moody adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel — such as Tom Cruise slitting the throat of a rat and letting the blood drip into a wine glass — are still burned into our retinas.
Framed by a present day interview, Interview with a Vampire chronicles the transformation of Louis into a vampire in the late 1700’s. Brimming with aristocrats, splendid outfits and gore galore, this ’90s classic is — upsettingly — currently .
A revamp which, IMO, is — I mean, how could they top this cast?!
Louis — Brad Pitt
Best quote: “But the world was a tomb to me, a graveyard of broken statues, and each of those statues resembled her face.”
Lestat — Tom Cruise
Best quote: “Come to New Orleans, then. The Paris Opera’s in town. We can try some French cuisine.”
Claudia — Kirsten Dunst
“Louis: Vampires pretending to be humans, pretending to be vampires.
Claudia: How avant-garde.”
Armand — Antonio Banderas
Best quote: “The world changes, we do not, there lies the irony that finally kills us.”
Malloy — Christian Slater
Best quote: “You said you were waiting for me. What were you going to do? Kill me, drink my blood, all of that stuff?”
Statiago — Stephen Rea
Best quote: “Death is no respector of age, it can come at any time, any place.”
Which vamp do you think has the most bite?
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