Queen of the Damned

Queen of the Damned

"This time there are no interviews."
  • R
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 5.3  (52,271)
  • 30

The Queen of the Damned was a film adaptation from Anne Rice's vampire novel. The vampire chronicles the film closely follows the book fairly closely the plot is centered on a vampire named Lestat, who wakes up after slumbering for decades to the sound of a heavy metal rock band. He then proceeds to eat the lead singer and take over the band and achieve international fame and fortune. At which point his vampire brethren, tell him they will not tolerate one of their kind having such a highly visible public profile as this could be very dangerous to vampires everywhere. At the same time a paranormal investigations group begins to analyze Lestat because they are intrigued by the fact that he might be connected to vampires or that he is in fact a vampire. Later it turns out that certain members of the group already know that Lestat is a vampire, and they have proof. Thanks to a journal that was left by another vampire called Marcus, at which point a series of flashbacks occur and Lestat recalls how he awoke Akasha, the Queen of and first vampire, with his music once before he decides to do it once more. As he figures she can protect him from all the other vampires that want him dead because of his rockstar persona and unwanted attention that he brings to his kind. Shortly before his band leaves for their London tour, Akasha, awakens once more, and comes to the club where he is performing his last US concert, and makes an extremely dramatic entrance. Akasha then proceeds to kill every vampire that wanted Lestat dead in the most dramatic and blood drenched manner possible. To top it all off, Akasha takes him as her king, granting him immense power the confrontation that ensues is an epic battle between the warring factions of vampires for the fate of all humanity.

Queen of the Damned
Queen Of The Damned, The-Stuart Townsend: On His Character Relationship With Aaliyah
Queen Of The Damned, The-Stuart Townsend: On His Character Relationship With Aaliyah

Interview - 1 min 8 sec

Queen Of The Damned, The-Marguerite Moreau: On The Appeal Of The Genre
Queen Of The Damned, The-Marguerite Moreau: On The Appeal Of The Genre

Interview - 12 sec

Queen Of The Damned, The-Stuart Townsend: On The Vampire Mythology
Queen Of The Damned, The-Stuart Townsend: On The Vampire Mythology

Interview - 12 sec

Queen Of The Damned, The-Selected B-Roll
Queen Of The Damned, The-Selected B-Roll

Clip - 4 min 34 sec

Queen Of The Damned, The-Aaliyah: On The Makeup Helping Her Get Into Character
Queen Of The Damned, The-Aaliyah: On The Makeup Helping Her Get Into Character

Clip - 13 sec

Queen Of The Damned, The-Marguerite Moreau: On Her Character's Arc
Queen Of The Damned, The-Marguerite Moreau: On Her Character's Arc

Interview - 24 sec

Description
The Queen of the Damned was a film adaptation from Anne Rice's vampire novel. The vampire chronicles the film closely follows the book fairly closely the plot is centered on a vampire named Lestat, who wakes up after slumbering for decades to the sound of a heavy metal rock band. He then proceeds to eat the lead singer and take over the band and achieve international fame and fortune. At which point his vampire brethren, tell him they will not tolerate one of their kind having such a highly visible public profile as this could be very dangerous to vampires everywhere. At the same time a paranormal investigations group begins to analyze Lestat because they are intrigued by the fact that he might be connected to vampires or that he is in fact a vampire.

Later it turns out that certain members of the group already know that Lestat is a vampire, and they have proof. Thanks to a journal that was left by another vampire called Marcus, at which point a series of flashbacks occur and Lestat recalls how he awoke Akasha, the Queen of and first vampire, with his music once before he decides to do it once more. As he figures she can protect him from all the other vampires that want him dead because of his rockstar persona and unwanted attention that he brings to his kind.

Shortly before his band leaves for their London tour, Akasha, awakens once more, and comes to the club where he is performing his last US concert, and makes an extremely dramatic entrance. Akasha then proceeds to kill every vampire that wanted Lestat dead in the most dramatic and blood drenched manner possible. To top it all off, Akasha takes him as her king, granting him immense power the confrontation that ensues is an epic battle between the warring factions of vampires for the fate of all humanity.

Queen of the Damned is a 2002 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 30.

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  • Release Date
    2002
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 41 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (52,271)
  • Metascore
    30