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
06: Louis' Rebellion
INT. DINING ROOM IN MANSION - NIGHT
Lestat and Louis sit at the table, the untouched food
Consider yourself lucky. In Paris a
vampire has to be clever for many
reasons. Here all one needs is a
pair of fangs.
Paris? You came from Paris?
As did the one who made me.
Tell me about him. You must have
learnt something from him! It had
to happen for you as it did for me!
I learnt absolutely nothing. I
wasn't give a choice, remember?
But you must know something about
the meaning of it all, you must
know where we come from, why we...
Lestat spits out in anger.
Why? Why should I know these
things? Do you know them?
The drumming grows outside.
(gripping his temples)
That noise! It's driving me mad!
We've been in the country for
weeks, with nothing but that
They know about us. They see us
dine on empty plates and drink from
Come the New Orleans then. There's
an opera on tonight. A real french
opera! We can dine in splendor!
I respect life, don't you see? For
each and every human life I have
Respect me a little then. I'm the
only life you know.
Louis stares. Lestat turns childishly, petulantly.
You'll soon run out of chickens,
He walks out, humming a French aria. Louis stares at
EXT. SLAVE QUARTERS - NIGHT
The slaves, gathered on mass around fires. Frenzied
drumming, dancing. Lestat rides through, scattering the
flames. The drumming stops. The slaves look towards the
house. Slowly, they begin to move towards it.
INT. POINTE DU LAC DINING ROOM - NIGHT
Louis, sitting in despair by the table. Yvette, the
slave girl enters.
Michi Louis? You don't want any
Louis laughs harshly.
No, ma cher. I need no supper. Is
all well at Pointe Du Lac tonight?
Yvette draws closer. Light reveals her beauty.
We worry about you master. When do
you ride about the fields? How long
since you've been to the slave
quarters? Everywhere there is
death. Animals, men. Are you our
master still at all?
Louis watches her sadly. He's getting hungry. Her
throat is long and slender, her breasts are gorgeous.
Leave me alone now, Yvette.
I will not go unless you listen to
me. Send away this new friend of
yours. The slaves are frightened of
him. They are frightened of you.
She comes closer, and he can hear her beating heart.
She touches his hair. He takes her hand and brings it
to his lips.
I am frightened of myself, Yvette.
He kisses her wrist. She suddenly gasps, sharply,
withdraws her hand. She sees her wrist is red with
blood. She sees the blood on his lips. She screams.
Hush, Yvette -
She screams even louder. Louis clamps his hand over her
mouth. Her hand grips the table-cloth, pulls, bringing
the empty glasses and crockery to the floor.
In horror, Louis realizes he has broken her neck. He
brings her cut wrist to his lips, then drops it,
revolted. He carries her body outside, grief-stricken.
The drumming grows louder.
EXT. MANSION - NIGHT
Fires burning in the distance, round the slave-cabins.
The slaves are gathered at the foot of the mansion
steps. They see Louis come out, holding the body of
Yvette. He is deranged with grief.
This place is cursed. Damned, do
you hear me? And your master is the
He places the body of Yvette in a rocking chair on the
Get out while you can. You're free
They don't move. They stare at him blankly.
Unlike me, you are no free men...
He turns behind him, and looks at the mansion, all
candelabra and chandeliers lighted, all windows open.
Do I have to convince you?
He rushed up the stairs, snatches up the candelabra and
sets fire to the drapes. He goes from window to window,
lighting drapes, lace curtains, everything.
SLAVES POV - MASTER
Setting fire to the house.
They rush up the stairs with shouts of "STOP HIM, HE'S
MAD". A wall of flame gushes out from the interior,
blocking their way.
INT. BURNING MANSION - NIGHT
Louis, wandering from room to room of the burning
mansion. he sees paintings of his wife consumed by the
flames. He is weakening with the fumes, the heat. We
can see this in his face, the texture of his skin.
Suddenly a large french window cascades inwards and
Lestat stands there, whip in hand. Behind him we can
see the morning sky.
You fool, what have you done?
What you wouldn't do. It's almost
sunrise. It will be the sun or the
fire. You said they can kill me.
The sun or the fire!
Louis stands there, weakened, then collapses onto the
floor. Lestat darts forward and catches him before he
drops. He runs out the shattered window, carrying him
on his shoulder.
EXT. MANSION - NIGHT
Slaves dance for joy, in the light of the burning house.