It’s October which means it’s time for another round of horrible movies! As some of you know, I collect bad vampire movies, and I decided to dig into my collection for this year’s month of horrible movies. I’m going to try to avoid obvious vampire movie picks like The Lost Boys and Bram Stoker’s Dracula for the most part and stick to the weird, obscure and awful. I’ll be posting one a week in the order of strange to strangest. Pick out a bad horror movie, and settle in on the couch with your knitting! It’s one of my favorite fall activities.
I couldn’t make a list of bad vampire movies without including Queen of the Damned. This was probably the first vampire movie I ever bought. It’s based on Ann Rice’s novel of the same name and The Vampire Lestat. The plot is beyond ridiculous, a vampire gets tired of hiding and decides to join a rock band, but the movie is surprisingly good. It’s the least horrible movie on this list.
It’s redeeming qualities? Well for one, the soundtrack is amazing. Jonathon Davis from Korn wrote and performed all of Lestat’s music, and the other songs used are an excellent selection of dark early 2000s rock. The costumes and styling are also wonderful. The movie has a nice sophisticated goth vibe that never approaches the stereotypical Adam’s Family look. This movie is definitely worth watching.