I’m a major fan of movies; movie collecting is a hobby of mine. My favorites range from French Cinema, Horror films, the Classics, Film Noir, and the birth of film, the Silents. I would call myself a Cinephile or a film nerd. You can notice that I love a lot of different kinds of film and it’s a personal passion of mine. But the one I want to talk about is Neil Jordan’s 1994 film “Interview with the Vampire.”
This film I’ve seen a lot, it’s the only film I can remember through and through. The thing about this film is it’s my favorite Anne Rice book, Neil Jordan is one of my favorite directors, and Brad Pitt is like my favorite actor. So that’s a lot of reason why I can’t get enough of this film. I even own the book of course, the soundtrack, a VHS copy (which I got from a friend, knowing how much I adore the film and now I didn’t have to rent it all the time), and I’ll admit I use to print off pictures and tape them on my school notebooks. The movie is like gold to me, vampires, great acting, good music, and amazing scenery, what more could you ask for?
As a child I watched the film, and I only remember the part were Louis (Brad Pitt), eats the poodles. I think mainly I remembered that part because I had a poodle growing up. Morbid, but that part had some humor a vampire sucking blood from a dog. By around age 11 (fifth grade roughly), that’s when I had my Anne Rice phase, which I do still adore her works. I bought a copy of the book, read it, and found the movie again. I swear I rented it and watched it on TV like a billion times. Where I lived it was always hard to find to buy it, until now I noticed a lot of copies. I’m thinking because vampires are in now which in my opinion Interview is ten times better than other vampire films, but that’s a different story. This film, and Anne Rice got me into vampires, and I have to say I’m really lucky to have grown up with good “vampire” entertainment. This film isn’t merely a horror/vampire film, it’s a look at humanity and after I’m writing this I’m going to watch it. Just talking about it brings a smile on my face.
These memories are precious because there’s always that one movie in your life that gets you hooked. Some people love mob films because of “The Godfather”, and others love coming to age films because of “The Breakfast Club.” “Interview with the Vampire” would be my reason why I love vampire films. It’s right up there with the 1931 version of”Dracula”. So please if you haven’t seen this 90s classic vampire films, please do. Oh and read the book too.
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