Queen of the Damned (2002)

Queen of the Damned

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: A muddled and campy MTV-styled vampire movie with lots of eye candy and bad accents.


Movie Info

The second and third novels in author Anne Rice's popular book series The Vampire Chronicles provide the inspiration for this horror sequel starring ill-fated actress and recording artist Aaliyah, who was killed in an airplane crash before the film's release. Stuart Townsend is the vampire Lestat, who has awakened from a century-long slumber and turned his considerable energy to rock music. His vampirism identity mistaken for a gothic hard rock publicity stunt along the lines of Kiss or Marilyn … More

Rating: R (for vampire violence)
Genre: Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: Giulio Petroni, Scott Abbott, Michael Petroni, Michael Rymer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 27, 2002
Box Office: $30.3M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Akasha

as Jesse Reeves

as Marius

as David Talbot

as Maharet

as Pandora

as Khayman

as Young Jesse

as Guy being sucked

as New York Vampire

as New York Vampire

as New York Vampire

as Vampire Girl

as Mortal Yuppie

as French Journalist

as Vampire Girl sucking

as Vampire Girl sucking

as Vampire doorman

as Club Vampire

as Club Vampire

as Club Vampire

as Vampire Guitarist

as Vampire Bass Player

as Scalper

as Vampire Pianist

as Vampire Singer

as London Groupie

as London Groupie

as French Journalist

as Music Journalist

as Lifestyle journalist

as Talamascan

as Talamascan

as Talamascan

as Greek Father

as Greek Violin Player

as Sound Engineer

as Camel Driver

as Sound Engineer

as Fire Marshall

as West Indian Girl

as Lestat's Vilonlinist...

as West Indian Girl

as Woman Victim

as VW Driver

as New York Vampires

as VW Passenger

as VW Passenger

as Camel Driver

as Greek fisherman

as Flight Attendant

as French Dealer

as Rent Boy

as Prostitute

as Businessman

as Girl with businessma...

as Euro Trash Vampire

as Businessman with Gir...

as Euro Trash Vampire

as Euro Trash Vampire

as Flight Attendant

as Euro Trash Vampire

as Euro Trash Vampire

as Woman Victim

as Euro Trash Vampire

as Pale-Faced Vampire

as Jesse's Roommate

as Vampire in the park

as Greek Fisherman

as Band Member

as Band Member

as Sound Engineer
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Critic Reviews for Queen of the Damned

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (34)

Michael Rymer stages high-tech sequences combining gore, romance, and gothy music, and he has enough conviction to make what could have been very silly strangely provocative.

Full Review… | October 20, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It isn't great entertainment or camp, but pic sets its ambitions so low, it can't help partially delivering on them.

Full Review… | September 15, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

The film is vampire roadkill.

August 14, 2007
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Rice's complex, sprawling novel is rendered virtually incomprehensible by a combination of lacklustre direction, risible dialogue and shoddy effects.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Screenwriters Scott Abbott and Michael Petroni have turned Rice's complex Akasha into a cartoon monster.

Full Review… | January 21, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

It's mainly an excuse for director Michael Rymer to unleash his arsenal of flashy, MTV-type visuals and Moulin Rouge costume designer Angus Strathie to play dress-up.

Full Review… | February 8, 2014

Audience Reviews for Queen of the Damned

½

Cannot understand why my fellow vampire lovers raved about this movie. It's so bad. The special effects, music, acting, story, and uh, well almost everything about it was bad. The only thing slightly redeeming it, is the mood it creates. Unfortunately there isn't a good story to follow when you get into it. I'm sure the book was a lot better.

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ajv2688
AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

½

Queen of the Damned is a terrible vampire film based on the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. As a fan of vampire films, I thought that this film simply a missed opportunity to create something good. The film fails on so many levels. The cast is horrible and the plot is unimpressive. As a vampire film, Queen of the Damned is one of the worst that I've seen. This had the potential of being a great horror flick, unfortunately the film just doesn't deliver. The plot is poorly constructed and uninteresting Aaliyah is horrible in the lead, and she's not really convincing in the role. As a matter of fact she really can't act.. The film isn't effective as a horror film, and definitely isn't as memorable as so many other vampire films that came before it. Director Michael Rymer's directing is sloppy, and the end product is a film that is dull, boring, silly and overall a waste of time. Queen of the damned had the potential of being a great film, however due to a bad script, bad cast and bad directing, this film never does succeed at being a good vampire flick. The only thing that the film succeeds at doing is being a forgettable vampire film. As a whole, this film just doesn't cut it, and offers nothing new to the genre. This an entirely forgettable film that is simply put a waste of time. If you enjoy a good vampire film, you won't find it here. This film is awful.

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TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

½

A totally different type of Vampire film to The interview with the Vampire. It uses the same character Lestat from the first, who now awakes in current times, and decides to become a rock star....much to the anger of many other Vampires. It was an ok film, pity it didn't have a better story, or bigger budget. The effects are ok, the most enjoyable part was learning some history of Lestat's character. Overall not bad if you like Vampire films but a poor follow on from the first film.

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Deano78
Dean !

Super Reviewer

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