Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)


Drama, Fantasy, Horror


Neil Jordan




Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Domiziana Giordano, Thandie Newton, George Kelly, Marcel Iures, Sara Stockbridge


After his wife and infant dies, Louis (Brad Pitt) accepts Lestat's offer (Tom Cruise) to turn him into a vampire. But even after becoming a vampire, life wasn't fun for Louis until one night he met a little girl, Claudia (Kirsten Dunst), who would change his existence forever.


I'm not a vampire flicks fanatic, but Interview with the Vampire seems to be such a classic of the genre and it also has an impressive cast so I gave it a shot, and I have to say it's a pretty good and fascinating vampire flick. And for a moment it made me forget the Twilight saga even exists.

What I like the most about it is the story. It is original and quite unique; it's also very interesting and engaging and that's mainly because since it's told thought the eyes of a vampire it gives us an insight in what it would really feel like being a vampire.

And the best thing about it is that this film doesn't simply tell a vampire story, but it addresses some pretty deep and serious philosophical questions as well. Like, what would happen if we are told our lives would never end? How would we react? How would we feel about it? And would life have a meaning anymore? So yeah, this film explores the notion of immortality pretty well. And it's price as well. With the character of Louis, Interview with the Vampire shows the struggle of a man to not become a monster and to stay true to himself. He indeed refuses to kill human, but will his survival instinct have the best? The weak do not survive after all.

With the love/hate relationship between Brad Pitt's Louis and Tom Cruise's Lestat, the film also explores themes such as love, hate, sorrow, loneliness and sadness, themes that are well delivered also thank to the film's dark, gloomy and melodramatic atmosphere and a beautiful score.

Also worth of a mention is the cast. From Pitt to Cruise to Banderas to the young Kirsten Dunst, they all give good performances, and they make these unbelievable characters feel real.


  1. I saw this years and years ago. Really liked it.

  2. Più passa il tempo e più mi accorgo che questo film ha i suoi difetti... Ma più passa il tempo e più mi accorgo di quanto è cult!

    1. Io l'ho visto soltanto una volta quindi di difetti ancora non ne ho trovati molti.