Movie - Interview with the Vampire


Release Date: 11 November 1994 (USA)
Genre: Horror
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


01 - San Francisco
04 - Training Louis, Act 1
07 - Training Louis, Act 3
10 - Training Claudia, Act 1
13 - Lestat's Vengence
16 - Teaching By Armand, Act 1
19 - Louis's Vengence
02 - Meeting Lestat
05 - Training Louis, Act 2
08 - Meeting Claudia
11 - Training Claudia, Act 2
14 - Meeting Armand
17 - Madeline Becomes A Vampire
20 - Meeting Lestat
03 - Louis Becomes A Vampire
06 - Louis's Rebellion
09 - Claudia Becomes A Vampire
12 - Claudia's Rebellion
15 - Theatre des Vampires
18 - Lestat's Return



07: Training Louis, Act 3


INT. CRYPT

Darkness. Louis lying on the floor of a large crypt. He slowly comes to.

LOUIS
Where are we?

LESTAT
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.

LOUIS
We belong in hell.

LESTAT
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.

MALLOY
You loved Yvette...

LOUIS
Can a vampire feel love?

MALLOY
You loved your wife, surely.

LOUIS
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 gaze.

LOUIS
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.

LOUIS (V.O.)
Lestat I did not love. And he survived.

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.

WHORE #1
You're skin's icy.

LESTAT
Not always...

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.

LESTAT
Your friend has no head for wine.

WHORE
She's stupid. I can warm that cold skin of yours better than she can.

LESTAT
Do you think so?

He rubs her breast.

WHORE
Why you're warm now.

LESTAT
Ah, but the price is pretty high. Your sweet friend - I exhausted her.

He bites her in turn, drinks her blood. She does into the swoon.

Louis looks on in disgust. He stands.

LOUIS
I'm leaving you. I can't stand this any longer.

Lestat pulls away from the whore.

LESTAT
What, no flowery speeches? About what a monster I am? What a vulgar fiend?

LOUIS
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.

LESTAT
What do you imagine you are Louis?

LOUIS
I don't pretend to know.

LESTAT
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.

LOUIS
Lestat, she's alive!!!

LESTAT
Vampires are killers. Predators, who's all seeing eyes were meant to give them detachment.

The girl moans again, open her eyes.

LOUIS
The girl, Lestat -

LESTAT
I know. Let her alone.

He slashes her wrist with his teeth, and lets the blood drip into a glass.

LESTAT
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.

LESTAT
Lie still, love...

The girl begins to scream. Lestat picks her up.

LESTAT
You're tired love, you want to sleep.

He walks to his coffin, puts her inside and sits on the lid. We hear muffled screaming and banging from inside.

LOUIS
Why do you do this Lestat?

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.

GIRL
It's a coffin, a coffin! Get me out!

LESTAT
Of course it's a coffin. You're dead, love.

Louis screams at Lestat

LOUIS
Lestat - finish this -

LESTAT
You finish her - if you feel so much -

The girl grabs Louis and pleads.

GIRL
You won't let me die, will you? You'll save me?

LESTAT
But it's too late, love. Look at your wrist, you breast.

He picks her up again. He turns to Louis laughing.

LESTAT
Unless I make her one of us...

LOUIS
NO!!!

LESTAT
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.

LOUIS
My God... to think you... are all I have to learn from...

LESTAT
In the old world, they called it the dark gift, Louis. And I gave it to you.

Louis leaves without a word.




01 - San Francisco
04 - Training Louis, Act 1
07 - Training Louis, Act 3
10 - Training Claudia, Act 1
13 - Lestat's Vengence
16 - Teaching By Armand, Act 1
19 - Louis's Vengence
02 - Meeting Lestat
05 - Training Louis, Act 2
08 - Meeting Claudia
11 - Training Claudia, Act 2
14 - Meeting Armand
17 - Madeline Becomes A Vampire
20 - Meeting Lestat
03 - Louis Becomes A Vampire
06 - Louis's Rebellion
09 - Claudia Becomes A Vampire
12 - Claudia's Rebellion
15 - Theatre des Vampires
18 - Lestat's Return