Queen of the Damned is a 2002 movie based on the third installment of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, and is a sequel of sorts to the acclaimed 1994 film Interview with the Vampire.Unlike its predecessor though, QOTD played very fast and loose with the events of the original novel, was panned by critics, and was greeted with scorn by many Vampire Chronicles fans. It did, however, enjoy considerable commercial success and has acquired something of a cult following over the years probably on account of its sexy cast, killer soundtrack, and general fun, campy vampire action, as well as the posthumous performance by the late R&B star Aaliyah as the eponymous villain.The story begins when the Vampire Lestat (Stuart Townsend) awakens after decades of slumber, and decides to launch a career as the frontman of a Nu Metal band. He soon achieves international stardom, but also earns the wrath of his vampire brethren, who despise him for flaunting his vampiric status, and fear the exposure of their secret world. Yet Lestat's music also awakens a far more potent threat - the ancient Egyptian vampire queen Akasha (Aaliyah) who promptly embarks on a murderous rampage, mowing down humans and vampires alike in her ascent to power. She chooses Lestat as her new consort, and forces him to become an accomplice in her brutal massacre of humankind. It is down to a handful of friendly-ish neighbourhood vampires - including Lestat's maker, Marius (Vincent Perez) - and student of the paranormal, Jessica Jesse Reeves (Marguerite Moreau) to rescue Lestat - and, you know, save the world.
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