Production info

Queen of the Damned
USA, 2002

Stuart Townsend, Aaliyah
Directed by Michael Rymer


After many years of sleeping in his coffin, the vampire Lestat wants to be a part of the new world so he gathers a following and becomes a rock star. His music awakens the ancient Egyptian queen Akasha, who is so peeved about male violence that she might just have to kill most of them.

Almost nothing of Egyptological interest in this vampire film. Some set pieces and the queen's dress are made to look exotic, but are only very remotely Egyptian in style. Based on the Anne Rice novel.

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