10 best horror films to watch on Netflix right now

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8. Interview With The Vampire

Is this movie scary? Not really. But it is a glorious vampiric campfest with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in questionable wigs and lacy shirts, co-parenting a 10-year-old blood-sucking Kirsten Dunst? Hell yes.

Interview with the Vampire offers a lot to chew on, and it’s not just the necks of Lestat’s hapless victims. The 18th-century sets and costumes are a feast for the eyes, and the dense, gloomy atmosphere pairs perfectly with autumn’s colder days and longer nights. The story itself is told in a frame narrative, as an over-eager reporter conducts an interview with Louis de Pointe du Lac, who the interviewer soon realizes is a literal, actual vampire.

Louis begins his tale with his induction into the undead by manic pixie dream vampire Lestat de Lioncourt. It’s not long before Lestat proves himself so insufferably annoying that Louis demands the two of them go searching for others of their kind. Along the way, they create a vampire child to try and save their relationship, run into Antonio Banderas with a memorable hairpiece, and of course, kill a lot of people.

Lestat’s melodrama is the perfect counterpoint to Louis’ melancholy, and it’s the drama of their twisted and immortal relationship which makes this movie a gem. Ridiculous in all the best ways, Interview is one of the few movies which is equally entertaining whether you watch it totally straight-faced or purely for a laugh.

The Takeaway

Beautiful sets and costumes, lots of blood-drinking, and entertaining performances all around make Interview With the Vampire a great movie to put on as you kick back with a glass of Pinot Noir. Unless of course, you don’t drink… wine.