Parents' Guide to

Interview with the Vampire

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Modern vampire adaptation explores race, sexuality.

TV AMC Drama 2022
Interview with the Vampire: poster

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

slightly violent, but suitable 14+

Slightly gory and sexual only a few times but not showing much. Explores sexuality and the challenges of racism in 1900's.
age 15+

Dark and passionate, just like the source material intended

A dark, fun, heartbreaking, passionate piece of tv. A very well crafted rendition. Manages to use the characters from the books and modify the time and setting very drastically but still keep the very essence of the source material. Both the writing and Jacob Anderson did wonders for Louis de Pointe du Lac as a character that previously wasn't as memorable as the rest. This is the best piece of television i've seen this year, maybe ever. Came knocking hard with the best pilot in television and managed the landing incredibly well with that season finale. Can't wait to see how they adapt the rest of the stories in future seasons. Amazing cast, great writting. You can really appreciate when the people involved care and understand the source material, making the show extremely enjoyable. This show covers very sensitive topics like homophobia, racism, domestic violence, murder, etc, so beware and inform yourself about trigger warnings before watching!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

It helps to have a strong reason to adapt a nearly 50-year-old novel for contemporary television, and this series almost fully succeeds. With Interview with the Vampire, the creators saw an opportunity to explore themes of sexual identity by taking the erotic subtext from Anne Rice's books and making it overt. It's unfortunate that those themes tend to stay mostly surface-level as the story unfolds, because Interview has a lot of other things going for it. Clever writing choices (like spending time on Louis's pre-vampire family) and a deep cast, featuring a strong, anchoring performance from Jacob Anderson, make Louis and Lestat's expanded backstory consistently compelling, even if the series' purpose doesn't seem to completely pay off.

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