Queen of the Damned
QUEEN OF THE DAMNED revolves around the awakening of the legendary vampire, Lestat (Stuart Townsend), who has been asleep for over 100 years. From his New Orleans tomb, he hears a sampling of rock music and decides to reemerge and claim the attention on the worldwide stage he feels he deserves. However, after successfully storming onto the rock scene, Lestat’s music awakens one of the most ancient vampires of them all, the powerful Akasha (Aaliyah), mother of all vampires. Akasha feels a kindred spirit in Lestat’s music and attitude, so she chooses him to rule the world by her side. But other vampires fear Akasha desire to bring vampires out of the shadows and into positions of world power, believing exposure will lead to their extinction by humans. Will Lestat go along with his queen, allowing Akasha to wreak havoc on earth, or will a crisis of conscience cause him to side with the other vampires and stop her?
While the appeal of seeing the late Aaliyah’s last film might draw some fans, don’t expect the QUEEN to stay too long in the spotlight. Much of the story involves vampires feeding/biting others. Some of the bloody bite wounds are shown as well, but the most graphic scene involves Akasha ripping the heart out of another vampire and taking a bite out of it. Two obscenities are heard in a song sung by Lestat, but excessive graphic violence dethrones QUEEN OF THE DAMNED.