a few pages about the Queen of the Damned film.
of the third novel of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series, The Queen
of the Damned, although the film contained many plot elements from that novel's
predecessor, The Vampire Lestat. It stars Aaliyah in the title role and Stuart
Townsend as the vampire Lestat. The film was released six months after Aaliyah's
untimely death in a plane crash and is dedicated to her memory.
vampire Lestat is awakened from decades of slumber by the sound of a rock
band, which he proceeds to take over as lead singer. Achieving international
success and planning a massive live concert, Lestat is approached by Marius,and
warned that the vampires of the world will not tolerate his flamboyant public
a researcher for a paranormal studies group called the Talamasca, is intrigued
by Lestat's lyrics and recovers his journal from the Talamasca library. In
a flashback to his origins, Lestat recalls how he awoke Akasha, the first
vampire, with his music. Jesse tracks him down to a London vampire club where
he confronts her, and she follows him to Los Angeles for the concert. Shortly
after they leave, Akasha, awakened by Lestat's new music, arrives and torches
At the concert
in Death Valley, a mob of vampires attack Lestat and Marius. Akasha bursts
through the stage and takes Lestat with her as her new King. Empowered by
Akasha's blood, Lestat and the Queen confront the Ancient Vampires at the
home of Maharet, Jesse's aunt and an ancient vampire herself.
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