In 1994, Interview with the Vampire crept into cinemas. The gothic horror movie, from director Neil Jordan, starred Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt and followed the story of a vampire who tells his life story to an inquisitive reporter.
Released to positive reviews, and a strong response from audiences, Interview with the Vampire was both a critical and commercial success. The movie took a big bite out of the box office, and picked up a number of award nominations – including a couple of Oscar nominations.
Due to the popularity of the film, as well as its continued success on home video, the film was eventually followed up by a loose sequel, featuring the character Lestat. But how many Interview with the Vampire / Lestat movies are there?
For all the gory details and more, keep reading.
The Lestat movies in order
To date there are two films in the Lestat movie series. The movies appear in the following order:
- Interview with the Vampire (1994)
- Queen of the Damned (2002)
Are the two Lestat movies part of the same series?
While both of the Lestat movies are based on the work of author Anne Rice – specifically her Vampire Chronicles novels – the two movies are only loosely connected. Interview with the Vampire was released first, with Queen of the Damned being released eight years later as a stand-alone sequel.
Both films feature the characters Lestat and Armand, but across the two films different actors take on the roles. The films were also helmed by two different directors: Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire) and Michael Rymer (Queen of the Damned).
Who are the cast of the Lestat movies?
Notable cast members in the Lestat movie series include Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, Thandiwe Newton, Stephen Rea, Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Paul McGann, Claudia Black, and Bruce Spence.
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