Interview with the Vampire
Release: November 11, 1994
Release: November 11, 1994

A night in San Francisco, during our time: A young journalist follows a man through the streets and they end up in an anonymous room. When the journalist starts to interview the man, the stranger tells him that he is a vampire, being over 200 years old. The journalist doesn't believe him, but after the man proves it's true, he tells his story: His name is Louis and in 18th century New Orleans he was 24, by this time owner of an estate and a widower already. One night, when he once again was destroying himself by drinking and other things, he was found by Lestat, a vampire, who bit him. But even after becoming a vampire, life wasn't fun for Louis until one night he met a little girl, Claudia, who should change his existance forever

Lestat: "Pain is terrible for you. You feel it like no other creature because you are a vampire. You don't want it to go on, do you?"
Louis: "No."
Lestat: "Then do what it is in your nature to do. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we, for no creatures under God are as we are, none so like Him, as ourselves. I have a gift for you."
Claudia: "Madeleine, Louis is shy."
Madeleine (taking off her choker, revealing bite wounds): "Drink. (Louis turns away)"
Claudia: "Do it, Louis! For I cannot do it. I haven't the strength. You saw to that when you made me."
Louis: "You haven't the slightest comprehension under God what you ask."
Madeleine: "Au contraire, m'sieur. I have."
Claudia: "You have found your new companion, Louis. You will make me mine."
Louis: "Don't make me do this. I cannot!"
Claudia: "But you could do it to me. Snatched me out of my mother's hand like two monsters in a fairy tale. And NOW you weep. ... You give her to me, Louis! Do it before you leave me!" (runs to his arms, crying) "Oh, I love you still."
Louis: "What is she to you, Madeleine? A doll?"
Madeleine: "A child that cannot die?"
Louis: "A child that did die."
Madeleine: "A daughter. (opens her locket; the girl looks like Claudia)"
Louis: "Do you like this?"
Molloy: "No."
Louis: "Do you like being food for the immortals? Do you like dying?"
Lestat: "Have you said your goodbyes to the light?"
Claudia: "Which one of you did it? One of you did it! Which on of you made me the way I am?"
Lestat: "What you are? A vampire gone insane that pollutes its own bed?"
Claudia: "And if I cut my hair again?"
Lestat: "It will grow back again."
Claudia: "But it wasn't always so. I had a mother once, and Louis, he had a wife. He was mortal the same as she and so was I."
Louis: "Claudia!"
Claudia: "You made us what we are, didn't you?"
Lestat: "Stop her, Louis."
Claudia: "Did you do it to me? [slashes Lestat's face, and it heals immediately]"
Claudia: "How did you do it?"
Lestat: "Why should I tell you? It's in my power."
Claudia: "Why yours alone? Tell me how it was done."
Lestat: "Be glad I made you what you are. You'd be dead now if I hadn't, just like that damned corpse. Now, get rid of it!"
Claudia: "You get rid of it"
Armand: "They had forgotten the first lesson, that we are to be powerful, beautiful, and without regret."
Louis: "And you can teach me this?"
Armand: "Yes."
Louis: "To be without regret?"
Armand: "Yes."
Louis: "Then what a pair we could make, but what if it's a lesson I don't care to learn."
Armand: "What do you mean?"
Louis: "What if all I have is my suffering, my regret?"
Armand: "Don't you want to lose it?"
Louis: "Why? So you can have that too? The heart that mourns her, her that you burnt to a cinder."
Armand: "Louis, I swear that I..."
Louis: "Ah, but I know you did. I know. You who regrets nothing, you who feels nothing, if that's all I have left to learn, I can do that on my own."
Lestat: "The trick is not to think about it. See that one there? Widow St. Clair. She had the gorgeous young fop murder her husband."
Louis: "How do you know?"
Lestat: "Read her thoughts. [Louis looks at him inquisitively]"
Lestat: "*Read* her thoughts."
Louis: "[attempts to read her thoughts] I can't."
Lestat: "The dark gift is different for each of us. But one thing is true for us all, we grow stronger as we go along. Just take my word for it. She blamed a slave for his murder. Imagine what they did to him. Evildoers are easier, and they taste better."
Louis: "Where are we?"
Lestat: "Where do you think, my idiot friend? We're in a nice, filthy cemetery. Does this make you happy? Is this fitting, proper enough?"
Louis: "We belong in hell."
Lestat: "And what if there is no hell, or they don't want us there? Ever think of that?"
Louis: "But there was a hell, and no matter where we moved to, I was in it."
Yvette: "[to Louis] Are you not hungry sir?"
Lestat: "Aux contraire mon cher, he could eat the whole colony. [starts to laugh]"
Louis: "[as Yvette starts to pick up Louis's plate he grabs her arm and looks at the veins in her neck] I'll finish it, Yvette. Now leave us."
Yvette: "Ummm... Monsieur Louis. You don't want any supper no?"
Louis: "No, ma chère."
Yvette: "We're worried about you, master. Why is it that you don't go riding in the field? And how long since you've been to the slave quarter? Everywhere there is death. Are you still our master at all?"
Louis: "That will be all, Yvette!"
Yvette: "I will not go unless you listen to me! You must, you must send away this friend of yours. The slaves they are all frightened of him... and they are frightened of you."
Louis: "[touches Louis's hand] I'm frightened of myself. [Indulges in close contact with Yvette. Then begins to bite her wrist. She starts to scream out. For a moment he is too caught up in biting her. She cries out louder and he snaps into reality. He puts his hand over her mouth, wrestles her to the floor and kills her]"
Louis: "[Louis walks outside carrying Yvette's lifeless body. He speaks to the slaves who have come to see what all the screaming was about] Hear me now! This place is cursed, damned, and yes your master is the devil! Get out while you can! You are all free men! You hear me?"
Louis: "[Louis gives Yvette to a nearby slave and takes hold of a torch] Run, flee, save yourselves! [waves torch wildly at slaves to make them leave and then goes inside to set house on fire]"
Louis: "1791 was the year it happened. I was 24, younger than you are now. But times were different then, I was a man at that age"
Daniel Molloy: "So, what do you do?"
Louis: "I'm a vampire."
Daniel Molloy: "Hmm. That's something I've never heard before. You mean this literally, I take it?"
Louis: "Absolutely. I was waiting for you in that alleyway"
Daniel Molloy: "What a lucky break for me."
Louis: "Perhaps lucky for the both of us."
Daniel Molloy: "You said you were waiting for me. What were you going to do? Kill me, drink my blood, all that stuff?"
Louis: "Yes, but you needn't be concerned with that now."
Daniel Molloy: "You really believe this, don't you, that you're a vampire?"
Louis: "We can't begin this way. Let me turn on the light."
Daniel Molloy: "I thought vampires didn't like the light."
Louis: "We love it. I only wanted to prepare you."
Louis: "For 30 years I had avoided that place. Yet I found my way back there with hardly an upward glance."
Lestat: "No one could resist me, not even you, Louis."
Louis: "I tried."
Lestat: "And the more you tried, the more I wanted you"
Claudia: "Locked together in hatred. But I can't hate you Louis. Louis my love, I was mortal till you gave me your immortal kiss. You became my mother, and my father, and so I'm yours forever. But now it's time to end it, Louis. Now it's time to leave him."
Lestat: "You are a vampire who never knew what life was until it ran out in a big gush over your lips."
Lestat: "All i need to find you Louie, is follow the corpses of rats."
Lestat: "Your body's dying. Pay no attention, It happens to us all."
The Little Girl: "Give her to me louie! -The Little Girl"
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