Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Starring:Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Bandares Christian Slater, and a very young Kirsten Dunst
Overall Plot: The story of a vampires life. Experiencing a variety of experiences including, love, loss, and betrayal.
Back when vampires were still menacing figures in movies and not mopey sparkling sacks of whatever. This movie combines some of the best aspects about vampires interesting. It makes perfect sense that it is based off of an Anne Rice novel and screenplay. These vampires do have sex appeal (I mean Brad Pitt, Antonio Bandares, and Tom Cruise in the 1990’s? Oh, and let’s add Christian Slater to that mix as well. They are all fine looking men.) These vampires are sexy and suave. Fitting of that more iconic Bela Lugosi tone and style. I have nothing against the strigoi, but I dislike how commonplace they’ve become in movies.
These vampires may look human, they may be sexy, but they are dark, violent, and complicated. More human than monster really and that’s what makes this film awesome. Adding the level of relatability to these vampires which allows us to connect to them on a higher level compared with most other vampire films.
The film is marvelous, still among the best vampire films ever made because of the depth of the characters and their visible humanity. I don’t always like Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, but in this film they work exceptionally well. Both are talented actors, both were in their prime in this movie. The rest of the cast is very good. I think if not for movies Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption, this movie would have won some Oscars.