It’s arrived a bit under the radar after a quick move on AMC+ (it was there since January 13th), and it’s strange considering it’s one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of the past year. is about ‘Interview with the Vampire‘, which arrives on Prime Video with a weekly cadence: its first three episodes are currently available, to be added to the rest of its amazing first season.
One of the most famous modern vampire stories needs little introduction. That’s for Anne Rice’s best-selling novel, but above all for Neil Jordan’s excellent 1994 film in which young Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Kirsten Dunst brought to life a dysfunctional family of vampires who yearn for eternal life. Trying to deal with the passions and contradictions and the condemnation of being predators and living among their victims.
This new version is extremely faithful to the novel, but mainly updates two aspects of the characters. One of them is the hero’s race, something that typical conservative complainers will attribute to a politically correct agenda, but it makes all the sense in the world that the action takes place in New Orleans (that is, the film is based on the original logically set). was white in comparison). secondly, he the film is open Weird In depicting the relationship between the two main vampiresWhich of course brings it even closer to the literary original.
And all seasoned with an aesthetic that doesn’t limit gore or high-voltage orgasmic sensuality. The series’ long duration allows it to delve into the vampires’ daily lives and their constant laments about the divine and the human, which also brings it closer to the original novel, which consists largely of the creatures’ monologues. , A great adaptation that we can now savor in small sips like the creatures of the night.