Interview With A Vampire Tops List Of Best Vampire Movies!

Seeing as we just past the darkest day of the year, it seems fitting the Tom Cruise movie  Interview With A Vampire was honored by the folks at Screen Junkies as their top pick for all-time vampire film! Tom’s starring turn as Lestat de Lioncourt led a star-studded cast in the 1994 scary movie based on the book by novelist Anne Rice. Arguably the only horror movies Tom’s starred in – his cold-blooded character still sends shivers down our skin!

As you can see from the video clip above, Lestat was no joke!

Interview With A Vampire also saw one of the earlier starring roles for Brad Pitt – and easily the earliest for then-child star Kirsten Dunst. Anyone who’s seen an Ocean’s 11 or Spider Man movie may know who those two are. ;) Also featured in the cast of the Neil Jordan-directed movie are Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater and Tom’s co-star from Mission Impossible II, Thandie Newton.

The movie begins with Louis (Pitt) recounting his life to a reporter (Slater) in San Francisco – breaking down the details of how he became a vampire and more than a century of drama that followed.

What separated Interview With A Vampire from the vampire movies before it was how the plot revealed the secret life of vampires – telling the story from their perspective. We learned through Louis and Lestat exactly how a vampire survived – and the morally ambiguous world they were forced to survive in and the eternity they had to ponder it. More than just scary moments to make us jump from our seats, Interview With A Vampire helps us question the desire for immortality and the very nature of existence.

Whoa, someone throw us an inner tube, it just got deep!

IWAV Lestat Louis

Other films making the list for best vampire movies span the gamut from silent-era screamers like Nosferatu to over-the-top camp of cult classic Buffy The Vampire Slayer. You may be shocked by the choices, but in a weird way they make sense in that each broke new ground on what is pretty well-worn territory for a genre film.

If you’re not easily spooked, we’re sure you’ll want to check out the Interview With A Vampire trailer below to see what we’re talking about. For the uninitiated, it may expand what you believe a vampire movie could be:

That’s got our interest piqued! If you want to see more from the film, you may consider picking up a copy of the DVD for your home. That way you can watch it while the sun’s high in the sky. :p

Here’s the details below:

Interview With A Vampire DVD Cover You can order the Interview With A Vampire DVD from Amazon here!

Where does Interview With A Vampire rank on your list of favorite vampire movies? Or on your list of movies in general? Drop a line in the comments section and let us know!

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  • http://www.thiegobastos.tumblr.com Thiego Bastos

    Carlisle Cullen, only

  • http://twitter.com/httpmoreira30tw cristiane

    vc e um otimo ator,eu amo todos os seus filmes sempre te aconpanhei e ja assisti a quase todos os seus filmes parabens..vc e o maximo bjos

  • abdelrhman khaled

    I think think this film is very good although i didn’t complete it….!!!

  • http://twitter.com/KimmieC88 Kimberly

    GO Team LeStat!

  • Tammy

    HOT!! HOT!! HOT!! HOT!! HOT!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catia-Viegas/100000344509601 Catia Viegas

    With his ironic way and your charm transmitted by Tom Cruise certain Lestat is the better vampire!n

  • Danieli Du00e9bora

    Entrevista com o Vampiro u00e9 um dos melhores filmes com a participau00e7u00e3o do Cruise e sinceramente Lestat com seu sarcasmo e grau00e7a u00e9 na minha opiniu00e3o o melhor vampiro do cinema!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1851404696 Cheen Gee

    Ah, that’s more like it! :D A vampire movie that makes MORE SENSE than the Twilight Saga. :| Keep it up, Tom! m/ I do wish that you’ve been Lestat again in QotD. :(nnBut Stuart Townsend was awesome, though, but you’re still MY Lestat. u2665

  • http://twitter.com/Valya93 Valentina Vetrova

    The BEST movie about vampires! Love it!

  • Elif_alamur

    Merhaba Tom,nBu tarz -korku iu00e7erikli- filmlere karu015fu0131 ilgim pek olmasada iu00e7inde sen olduu011fun iu00e7in bau015ftan sona izleyeceu011fimden emin olabilirsin. aslu0131nda video part laru0131 izledim zaten u015fimdiden, fakat tamamlayacau011fu0131m.nBundan emin olabilirsin.nBu sau00e7 rengi ile herzaman ve herhalinde olduu011fu gibi u00c7OK BAu015eARILI gu00f6ru00fcnu00fcyorsun diyemeyeceu011fim iu00e7in u00fczgu00fcnu00fcm ama ben geru00e7eku00e7i biriyim..:))nu015eaka bir tarafa, kariyerini takip ederken bana u00f6nemli u00f6lu00e7u00fcde biru015feyler katu0131yorsun ve bunu bilmelisin.nnKendine u00e7ok ama u00e7ok iyi bak, ve biryerlerde seni du00fcu015fu00fcnen biri olduu011funu unutma lu00fctfen..nnnnNot: Gu00f6revimiz Tehlike setine gelsem, seni orada gu00f6rsem…n isteu011fim u00e7okmu imkansu0131zz…:((nnnELu0130F ALAMURnnn

  • http://twitter.com/DanniForeman Danni Foreman

    Interview With The Vampire is my favorite movie and book. No way for others. Interview is the best.nI loved (and still love) Tom Cruise as Lestat, his voice, his smile, and his performance is fascinating!nI don’t like Stuart Towsend, he was superficial and his movie is not good. nFor me, there are just one Lestat, and he is Tom Cruise. That’s all.

  • http://twitter.com/DanniForeman Danni Foreman

    Interview With The Vampire is my favorite movie and book. No way for others. Interview is the best.nI loved (and still love) Tom Cruise as Lestat, his voice, his smile, and his performance is fascinating!nI don’t like Stuart Towsend, he was superficial and his movie is not good. nFor me, there are just one Lestat, and he is Tom Cruise. That’s all.