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
07: Training Louis, Act 3
Darkness. Louis lying on the floor of a large crypt. He
slowly comes to.
Where are we?
Where do you think, my idiot
friend? We're in a nice filthy
cemetery. Does this make you happy?
Is this fitting and proper enough?
Louis laughs softly.
We belong in hell.
And what if there is no hell, or
they don't want us there? Ever
think of that?
INT. ROOM. SAN FRANCISCO - NIGHT
The vampire sits in silence, as if tired by his story.
Malloy speaks, hesitantly.
You loved Yvette...
Can a vampire feel love?
You loved your wife, surely.
I was human then. Might as well ask
can an angel feel love. Both are
blesses or cursed with a certain...
detachment. Though whether angels
take as long to learn it as I, I
will never know.
He looks directly at Malloy, shocking him with his
Yes, I loved Yvette. As I loved
Pointe Du Lac. And as with each
thing I loved, I destroyed it.
EXT. NEW ORLEANS - EVENING
From the sea, at evening, shrouded in mist.
Lestat I did not love. And he
INT. INN - EVENING
A lavish little supper chamber with coffered bed, fancy
French furniture. Open to rooftops of colonial city.
Louis sits by an open window looking out over the city.
Behind, we can hear the laughter of Lestat and two
female voices. Louis turns and sees -
Lestat, in the main chamber with two drugged or drunked
whores. One runs her finger down his chest. The other
seems out of it.
You're skin's icy.
He presses his thumb on her neck and holds her tight,
sinking his teeth into her neck. After a time she falls
to the bed, dead. he turns to the other.
Your friend has no head for wine.
She's stupid. I can warm that cold
skin of yours better than she can.
Do you think so?
He rubs her breast.
Why you're warm now.
Ah, but the price is pretty high.
Your sweet friend - I exhausted
He bites her in turn, drinks her blood. She does into
Louis looks on in disgust. He stands.
I'm leaving you. I can't stand this
Lestat pulls away from the whore.
What, no flowery speeches? About
what a monster I am? What a vulgar
I'm not interested in you. You
disgust me. I'm interested in my
own nature and know I can't trust
you to tell me the truth about me.
What do you imagine you are Louis?
I don't pretend to know.
Don't you understand, Louis, that
you alone of all creatures can see
death with impunity... you alone
under the rising moon can strike
like the hand of God.
The girl moans.
Lestat, she's alive!!!
Vampires are killers. Predators,
who's all seeing eyes were meant to
give them detachment.
The girl moans again, open her eyes.
The girl, Lestat -
I know. Let her alone.
He slashes her wrist with his teeth, and lets the blood
drip into a glass.
You think you can be human. You
think you can go back. But you
can't. You live off the blood of
rats now Louis. How human is that?
The girls moans again. Lestat drinks that glass.
Lie still, love...
The girl begins to scream. Lestat picks her up.
You're tired love, you want to
He walks to his coffin, puts her inside and sits on the
lid. We hear muffled screaming and banging from inside.
Why do you do this Lestat?
I like to do it. I enjoy it. Take
you aesthete's taste to purer
things. Kill them swiftly if you
will, but do it! For no doubt, you
are a killer Louis. Ah!
He stands up. The girl pushes the lid off, hysterical.
She looks at Louis.
It's a coffin, a coffin! Get me
Of course it's a coffin. You're
Louis screams at Lestat
Lestat - finish this -
You finish her - if you feel so
The girl grabs Louis and pleads.
You won't let me die, will you?
You'll save me?
But it's too late, love. Look at
your wrist, you breast.
He picks her up again. He turns to Louis laughing.
Unless I make her one of us...
THEN YOU KILL HER!!!!!
The girl screams. Louis puts his hands to his ears.
Then Lestat, in a fit of pique puts his teeth to her
neck. She dies at last.
A terrible silence descends. Lestat looks at Louis.
My God... to think you... are all I
have to learn from...
In the old world, they called it
the dark gift, Louis. And I gave it
Louis leaves without a word.