Movie - Interview with the Vampire
Release Date: 11 November 1994 (USA)
Tagline: Drink From Me And Live Forever
Runtime: 123 mins
Director: Neil Jordan
Producer: David Geffen, Stephen Woolley
Writer: Anne Rice (screenplay), Anne Rice (novel)
Scripts - Undated draft with possible deleted scenes and changed story
17: Madeline Becomes A Vampire
INT. HOTEL SUITE - NIGHT
Louis enters. There is unfamiliar scent in the air, a
doll sitting by the mirror. Louis looks in the mirror
The doll-maker, resplendent in green taffeta, sitting
like a Madonna with Claudia on her lap. Claudia's arms
are wound round her neck. The contrast between mortal
woman and immortal child is plain.
Madeleine... Louis is shy.
Madeleine rises and comes towards Louis. She draws back
the lace fringes round her throat, so he can see the
two marks there. She says softly, dreamily.
Louis turns away. Claudia speaks, icy, from the bed.
Do it Louis. Because I cannot do
it. I haven't the strength. You saw
to that when you made me.
Louis turns to Madeleine.
You haven't the vaguest conception
under God of what you ask!
Au contraire, monsieur, I have.
Louis pushes her away. Claudia screams.
You have found your new companion,
Louis! You will make me mine!
Louis grips Madeleine and shakes her.
How do we seem to you? Do you think
us beautiful, magical, our white
skin, our fierce eyes? Drink, you
ask me! Have you any idea of the
thing you will become?
Your evil is that you cannot be
evil! And I will suffer for it no
Don't make me, Claudia! I cannot do
Yet you could do it to me!
Snatching me from my mother's hands
like two monsters in a fairy-tale!
Couldn't you have waited? Six more
years and I would have had that
shape! And now you weep! You
haven't tears enough for what
you've done to me.
She points to Madeleine
You give her to me! Do this before
you leave me!
She begins to weep, sobbing like a child.
Oh God! I love you still, that's
the torment of it. But you know I
must leave you Louis...
And who will care for me my love,
my dark angel, when you are gone?
Louis looks at Madeleine
You promise to care for her then?
And you know what you ask for?
She wraps her arms around Claudia.
What do you think she is,
Madeleine? A doll?
A child who can't die...
Her finger clutches a locket around her neck, Louis
touches it, opens it.
A picture of a young girl, Claudia's age, wistful,
And the child who did die?
Louis takes her chin in his hand, gently.
Look at the gaslight. Don't take
your eyes off it. You will be
drained to the point of death, but
you must stay alive. Do you hear
Louis pulls her to him and starts to drink her blood.
EXT. HOTEL BALCONY - LATER
Louis on the balcony, weakened terribly. A breeze blows
on the gauze curtains behind him, through which we
SILHOUETTES of Madeleine and Claudia. Madeleine her
arms outstretched, now a vampire, a long moan of pain
coming from her. Claudia comes through the curtains,
Louis speaks without turning.
She is dying. It happened to you
too, but your child's mind can't
But if she dies...
It's only mortal death.
He turns to look at Claudia.
Bear me no ill will, my love. We
are now even.
What do you mean?
What died tonight inside that room
was not that woman. It will take
her many nights to die, perhaps
years. What has died in that room
tonight is the last vestige in me
of what was human.
She takes his hand.
Yes father. At last. We are even.
He bends down and kisses her. He looks up, at the
wafting curtains. He sees -
MANY VAMPIRE SHADOWS
Silhouetted, coming closer.
Looks up and screams.
Are ripped aside. The vampires of the Theatre surge
Time for justice, little one.
The vampires close on them as Louis struggles,
Claudia's scream pierces the night air.