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Parents' Guide to

Interview with the Vampire

By Hollis Griffin, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Entertaining but gruesomely gory vampire tale.

Movie R 1994 123 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 17+

I am never bothered when a Vampire Movie or Vampire TV series ends. It is hard to get attached to Vampires.

Interview with a Vampire is the Best of the Anne Rice Vampire Novels. This is one of the best Vampire Movies ever made. Queen of the Damned also by Ann Rice was made into a Vampire Movie, which is one of the Worst Vampire Movies ever made before the Horrible Twilight Vampire Movies. An Enjoyable movie for Horror Movie nights. Don't bother to watch the Remake of this movie.
age 16+

13 years old? Seriously?

Anyone who would let their child watch a movie of this nature with full frontal female nudity is crazy! This woman is striped on stage in front of a full audience and basically devoured by vampires. It’s a male-dominated, objectification of women, disturbing scene. The rest of the movie is filled with exaggerated acting.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (30 ):

Action-packed and frequently engaging, Interview with the Vampire is, at times, a thoughtful examination of the vampire myth so commonly portrayed in horror films. It examines the emotional and moral consequences of the notorious go-to villain, attempting to explain why living forever might be a bad thing while illustrating how killing isn't always a joy for the fictional character. However, at other times, the film uses the vampire myth only to feature horrific acts of bloody violence that aren't thought-provoking in the least. Parents should know that there is a violent murder every few minutes and that blood and gore appear on screen as often as the main characters do.

Interview with the Vampire is a smart, thoughtful film in many ways. Parents will be interested to know that it delves deeply into the consequences of characters' actions and the way they feel about harming others. Still, this interrogation of a common myth in horror cinema is accompanied by a whole lot of guts and grizzle. Viewer beware.

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