Double Take: Queen of the Damned

This ain’t no Interview with the Vampire that’s for damn sure.

This week was actually a tough one. I didn’t watch too many movies in my lifetime that begin with the letter Q. I almost did Quarantine but I have seen that lately. I also have seen The Quiet from what I remember was pretty good. I wanted to do a movie that most people knew about and one that I haven’t seen in a while. On Netflix I come across the 2002 Anne Rice adaptation Queen of the Damned. This movie stars Stuart Townsend as Vampire Lestat. That same Lestat Tom Cruise played as well. This Lestat is a younger version who loves art and music. He lies dormant after years and years of loneliness and boredom in his tomb until he is awaken by the lovely sounds of early 2000’s rock music.

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Double Take: Once Bitten

“Being a vampire in the 20th century is a nightmare.”

You have seen Jim Carrey play a Pet Detective, the God of Mischief, an alien, comic book villain, one of the dumbest people on earth, and even a Grinch who stole Christmas. Did you know before all of that he played a teenage virgin on the verge of becoming a vampire?

Back in 1985 Carrey starred in a movie titled Once Bitten. A movie about Mark Kendall (Carrey) just looking to lose that virginity card since everyone around him except for him and his two best friends. HIs girlfriend isn’t ready so in desperation he heads to Hollywood to have a quick fling. While out on the town he runs into sexpot beauty Lauren Hutton as The Countess. She also is in desperation and on the prowl because she is a 400 year old vampire who has only three days to drink the blood of a virgin and Mark is her only hope.

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