Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Drink From Me And Live Forever
( Drama / Horror )

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Poster

MPAA Rating:

US Runtime: 123 min

Premiere Date:
Nov 11, 1994   [USA]
Director: Neil Jordan
Writers: Anne Rice   [novel]
Anne Rice   [screenplay]
Producers: David Geffen   [Producer]
Redmond Morris   [Co-Producer]
Stephen Woolley   [Producer]
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Cinematography: Philippe Rousselot
Edited by: Joke van Wijk
Mick Audsley
Production Company: Geffen Pictures


Tom Cruise
Lestat de Lioncourt
Brad Pitt
Louis de Pointe du Lac
Kirsten Dunst
Antonio Banderas
Christian Slater
Daniel Malloy
Virginia McCollam
Whore on Waterfront
John McConnell
Mike Seelig
Bellina Logan
Tavern Girl
Thandie Newton
Indra Ové
New Orleans Whore
Helen McCrory
2nd Whore
Lyla Hay Owen
Widow St. Clair
Monte Montague
Plague Victim Bearer
Nathalie Bloch
Jeanette Kontomitras
Woman in Square
Roger Lloyd-Pack
Piano Teacher
George Kelly
Micha Bergese
Paris Vampire
Rory Edwards
Paris Vampire
Marcel Iures
Paris Vampire
Louise Salter
Paris Vampire
Matthew Sim
Paris Vampire
François Testory
Paris Vampire
Andrew Tiernan
Paris Vampire
Simon Tyrrell
Paris Vampire
George Yiasoumi
Paris Vampire
Sara Stockbridge
Laure Marsac
Woman on Stage
Katia Caballero
Woman in Audience
Louis Lewis-Smith
Domiziana Giordano
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc
News Anchor (uncredited)
Burgin Sund


Jean-Pierre Baronsky
special lighting technician
Richard Belyeu
transportation coordinator
Micha Bergese
choreographer: vampire theatre
Amanda Brand
publicist: UK
Nancy Cone
Nick Daubeny
location manager
James Devis
director of photography: second unit
Michael Doven
assistant to Tom Cruise
François Duhamel
still photographer
Robert Elhai
Jack English
George Fenton
music supervisor
Ed Fincher
Jeff Galpin
animal wrangler
Bill Jordan
security consultant
Derrick Kardos
casting assistant
Steven Kosakura
stage electronics
Steven Kosakura
stage engineering
Mark A. Lasoff
senior technical director
Deborah Leakey
assistant accountant
Dave Manning
Duff McKagan
musician: "Sympathy for the Devil"
Terry Mellis
financial controller
Anastas N. Michos
camera operator: "a" camera
Tim Monich
dialect coach
Zoe Moore
floor runner
Peter Ogunsalu
assistant: Mr. Woolley
Kathy Orloff
unit publicist
Stefanie Pleet
assistant location manager: San Francisco
Brenda Rawn
executive assistant: Mr. Jordan
Terry Reece
W. Axl Rose
singer: "Sympathy for the Devil"
Jennifer M. Savoie
assistant production coordinator: New Orleans
musician: guitar, "Sympathy for the Devil"
Wells A. Smith
best boy grip: second unit
Matt Sorum
musician: "Sympathy for the Devil"
Nick Spetsiotis
production assistant
Bart Wenrich
location manager: New Orleans
systems administrator

Special Effects:

Digital Domain
visual effects
Effects Associates Ltd.
Naples miniature
Hunter/Gratzner Industries Inc.
Stan Winston Studio
vampire makeup and effects
Stetson Visual Services Inc.
miniatures design and fabrication
The Computer Film Company
wire removal

Miscellaneous Companies:

Lee Lighting Ltd.
grip and lighting equipment

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

$50,000,000 (USA)
Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm
Shooting Dates:
18 Oct 1993 - Apr 1994


  • Claudia: Madeleine, Louis is shy.
    Madeleine: Drink.
    Claudia: Do it Louis, because I cannot, I haven't the strength. You saw to that when you made me.
    Louis: You haven't the vaguest conception under God what you ask.
    Madeleine: En contraire Monsieur, I have.
    Claudia: You have found your new companion Louis, You will make me mine!
  • Lestat: God, I swear you grow more like Louis each day. Then you'll be eating rats!
    Claudia: Rats? When did you eat rats Louis?
    Louis: It was a long, long time ago. Before you were born, and I don't recommend them.
  • Lestat: Evildoers are easier, and they taste better.
  • Lestat: Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves.
  • Lestat: Your body's dying. Pay no attention.


  • The river scenes were done by removing such modern items as the Greater New Orleans Bridge and radio towers and replacing them with 18th century sailing vessels in post-production.
  • The scenes set on the riverfront in New Orleans (including the infamous "Chat Noir") were filmed on a false front built on the levee downriver from the actual French Quarter. The entire set was constructed around the old section of Jackson Barracks, a National Guard post.
  • Stephen Rea (Santiago) makes regular appearances in Neil Jordan's films.
  • Christina Ricci auditioned for the role of Claudia.
  • Author Anne Rice wrote the part of Lestat with Rutger Hauer in mind. Upon learning that Tom Cruise had been cast, she was quite disappointed and expressed concern that Cruise could not carry the part. After attending a screening, Rice wrote a letter of apology, quite pleased with Cruise's portrayal.

Credits Fun:

  • Dedicated to River Phoenix 1970-1993

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