Every so often, a subgenre will release a film that completely reinvents or reimagines the types of films they are categorized in. One such film is none other than Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994). Directed by Niel jordan, Interview With the Vampire succeeded in modernizing vampires, while still maintaining the classic feel and elements associated with the creatures.
Starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, the film remains a cult classic to this very day. Furthermore, vampire films and novels that have come after it have certainly borrowed elements that made the film unique in the first place. In honor of the film, here is our list of 10 movies to watch if you liked Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.
10 What We Do In the Shadows
What We Do In The Shadows () is a popular mockumentary from director Taika Watiti. The film follows a group of vampires over a few months as they prepare for the upcoming festival. The movie was a great success and still has a large cult following to this day.
What We Do In The Shadows made its mark through its unique style of humor mixed with the vampire genre. While it didn’t exactly redefine vampires themselves, the humor in the film really helps set it apart from other vampire movies. While Interview With the Vampire did a lot to redefine the genre itself, the two have some interesting parallels still, making What We Do in the Shadows well worth a watch.
9 Only Lovers Left Alive
For as popular as Tom Hiddleston is now, not many people are familiar with Only Lovers Left Alive (2013). The film follows a vampire couple who has been together for centuries now. After Adam (Hiddleston) begins to sink into a depression, his wife Eve (Tilda Swinton) does her best to comfort him, until the arrival of Eve’s sister throws things off course for the couple once again.
Only Lovers Left Alive also balances a unique brand of humor, but is, at its heart, still a romance above all else. Similarly to Interview With The Vampire, Only Lovers Left Alive takes a bit more of a serious approach to vampires, without delving too far into the horror aspects. If fans are looking for a unique take on the popular creatures, they are likely to find it in both films.
8 The Lost Boys
Of course, Joel Schumacher’s 80’s cult classic, The Lost Boys (1987), had to be on this list. At the time of its launch, it redefined a lot of the horror genre and really helped put vampires back into pop culture. While the film doesn’t take itself too seriously, it still has some dark, scary elements about it.
Much like Interview With The Vampire, the two films actually focus a lot on the roles that vampires play in society. While they take place in completely separate times, there are still some interesting parallels to be found between the two. Because of this, The Lost Boys is a must watch for any fan of vampires as well as any fan of Interview With The Vampire.
7 Dracula Untold
While Dracula Untold (2014) is definitely not the best vampire film to date, it still has a lot of interesting concepts in it. The film itself follows Luke Evans as Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler on his journey, eventually concluding with him becoming the famous vampire.
The film also includes far more action than actual horror elements, making it one of the more unique vampire films. Still, however, Dracula Untold holds some interesting elements of historical fiction and offers an intriguing take on the world’s most famous vampire. While this may not be the closest film to Interview With The Vampire, Dracula Untold is still worth a watch for any fan of the vampire genre.
6 Feast of All Saints
Hardcore fans of Interview With The Vampire also know that it is based off of the book by Anne Rice. However, it is not the only one of rice’s books to receive an adaptation into film. Feast of All Saints is another book by rice that was adapted into a film in 2001.
While this one has absolutely nothing to do with vampires, there are still many similarities between them. The time period is very similar, but Feast of All Saints puts a much heavier emphasis on the romantic plot of the story. Though this film may not be for every horror or vampire lover, it should still feel similar to Interview With The Vampire thanks to the same creative mind that crafted the both of them.
5 The Crying Game
With Feast of All Saints being from the same author as the novel, The Crying Game (1992) is from the same director as Interview With The Vampire. Neil Jordan’s unique cinematic styling can be seen in both films, giving the two movies a similar feel. That being said, the two films are still very different movies.
The Crying Game is easily much more of a thriller than anything else. Jordan also tries a few different techniques when he later began work on Interview With The Vampire. Because of their differences, The Crying Game may not be the best film for every fan of Interview With The Vampire. However, any fan of Jordan's or his style is bound to enjoy both.
4 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Many people weren’t expecting Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to be as good as it was. As another adaptation of a book, original author Seth Grahame-Smith took President Lincoln’s journal and interlaced vampires within, making it into a whole new story.
The film version is much more action-packed than Interview With The Vampire, but is set in a similar time and still offers enough of a different take on vampires to still be interesting. For a more interesting take on vampires, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is certainly not to be missed.
3 Van Helsing
2004’s Van Helsing stars Hugh Jackman as the famed monster hunter from the classic Dracula tales. The movie itself is ridiculous and very over the top, but is still an incredibly fun, action packed ride. Unlike some other films on this list, Van Helsing is very anti-vampire.
However, it still takes advantage of a lot of tropes and spins them to its advantage. While there is very little to compare between Van Helsing and Interview With The Vampire, they each pay their respects to the genre in their own unique way. Likewise, the two are both incredibly cheesy at times and have a similar charm about them. While it may not be for everyone, Van Helsing is still worth a shot for any fan of Interview With The Vampire.
2 Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands (1990) is one of the more different choices of movies on this list. It is much more of a fairytale than of a historical fiction tale. There are also no vampires in Edward Scissorhands. However, the two movies still have a lot of similarities.
They are both darker in nature, flashbacks, and have a gothic aesthetic. They also have elements of romance, societal rejection, and especially loss. For such different stories, many thematic elements can be found in the two films. Aside from their differences, the two movies actually have more in common than one may think. As a result, Edward Scissorhands is very worthy of a watch for any fan of Interview With The Vampire.
1 The Devil’s Own
Brad Pitt stars alongside Harrison Ford in The Devil’s Own (1997), a drama thriller directed by Alan J. Pakula. While this one also has nothing to do with vampires, fans of Pitt’s role in Interview With The Vampire should have a lot to look forward to in this film.
While Pitt’s portrayal of Frankie McGuire has a much different backstory than the character of Louis de Pointe du Lac, the two characters have a very similar personality. Though they don’t feel like the same personality, something about the way Pitt portrays the two makes them feel familiar to each other, aside from just their appearance. For those looking to go beyond the vampire genre, The Devil’s Own is a great selection for something different, yet familiar.