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QUEEN OF THE DAMNED

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Queen of the Damned

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
100 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/22/02
performer:
Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau, Lena Olin, Vincent Perez
director:
Michael Rymer
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Scott Abbott
genre:
Horror

We gave it a C-

Maybe when the memory of Aaliyah’s death is not so fresh, the incoherent gaudiness of this underperforming follow-up to Interview With the Vampire will have transmuted into a kind of enjoyable camp. Until then, we’re stuck with this damned production, in which the late pop star plays an ancient but eternally youthful-looking vampire queen aroused by the presence of the Vampire Lestat (Stuart Townsend, who’s no Tom Cruise), striding the earth as a rock star.