Film and theater

Interview with the Vampire poster
Interview with the Vampire
In 1994, Neil Jordan directed a relatively faithful motion picture adaptation from Rice's own screenplay. The movie starred Tom Cruise as Lestat, Brad Pitt as the guilt-ridden Louis and was a breakout role for young Kirsten Dunst as the deceitful little Claudia.

Queen of the Damned poster
Queen of the Damned
A second film adaptation of the Vampire Chronicles came out in 2002. Starring Stuart Townsend as the infamous Lestat, the movie combined incidents from the second and third books in the series but released under the title of the third book, The Queen of the Damned. The plot was substantially altered from that of the book, and the film was poorly received by fans and critics alike.

Memorable quotes

"I never knew what life was until it ran out in a red gush over my lips, my hands!"
-Louis, Interview with the Vampire

"My children. Warms my blood to see you all gathered plotting against me."
-Akasha, Queen of the Damned

"A vampire's life is a life of discretion."
-Marius, Queen of the Damned

"The world changes, we do not, there lies the irony that finally kills us."
-Armand, Queen of the Damned