Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Interview With the Vampire (1994)

Halloween Movie #1

Synopsis: Tom Cruise is even creepier than the time he jumped up and down on Oprah’s couch.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “The undead are among us and livelier than ever when Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and a talented group of young-bloods star in Interview with the Vampire, the spellbinding screen adaptation of Anne Rice’s best seller that’s ‘one of the best films of the year’ (Caryn James, The New York Times).”

What Did I Learn?: If it’s after midnight, and you see a little girl crying by herself on a park bench, DON’T  TALK TO HER!!

You Might Like This Movie If: You know that vampires are nothing but trouble.

Really?: 1) Why does every scene descend into a screaming match? 2) I don’t suppose the local constabulary in New Orleans or Paris would ever notice all those murder victims with bite marks on their necks, would they? 3) Seriously, why are we supposed to care about Louis or Claudia? They’re stone killers!

Rating: While I love the overall look and cinematography of this movie, Interview with the Vampire is marred by hammy, over-the-top performances and hokey, inauthentic dialogue. By the end, I really didn’t give a shit. I cannot recommend this movie. 5/10 stars.

Would it Work For a Bad Movie Night?: Nope.

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