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AMC’s Interview With The Vampire Review – A Dark Gift Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

The vampire genre is full of icons dating back hundreds of years. They come in all shapes and sizes, in virtually very context, from glittering YA protagonists to wretched shambling creatures. And while we’re absolutely not here to pick favorites or measure the unquantifiable, it would be difficult to overstate just how important the work of Anne Rice is in this particular cultural phenomena. Anne Rice’s vampires aren’t the first, nor are they the last, to enter into the genre and become archetypes all their own, but the staying power of creatures of the night like Lestat, Louis, and Armand is difficult to overstate–especially for fans of horror and gothic romance.

So, there was understandably some trepidation in the air when AMC announced their plans to revisit Rice’s iconic 1976 novel, Interview with the Vampire, as a TV show. Not only did Interview, the novel, exist atop a pedestal for many genre fans, but the 1994 film adaptation (which starred an absolutely iconic Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt as Lestat and Louis, respectively) became deeply entrenched in cult status almost immediately upon its release. Why revisit something that was already done so well the first time around?

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