Friday, Oct. 18
Tickets for “Nightmare on Franklin Street” feature films are $10 for adults and $8 for children, seniors, military and Tampa Theatre members. Double-feature tickets (one admission for each of these two films) are available for $15 for adults and $13 for children, seniors, military and Tampa Theatre members at the box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa, or online (service fees apply.)
Horror author Anne Rice penned the screenplay for this full-blooded adaptation of her novel, which chronicles the life of 18th-century nobleman Louis (Brad Pitt) after he is bitten by powerful, charismatic vampire Lestat (Tom Cruise). Though enthralled with the undead lifestyle at first, Louis is unable to warm up to killing humans and grows despondent. To comfort him, Lestat creates for him a young vampire companion (Kirsten Dunst) who, from then on, cannot age.
Director Neil Jordan captures the lush decadence and erotic fervor of the novel, infusing the film with rich, dusky tones. Antonio Banderas appears as Armand, a 400-year-old vampire, and Christian Slater plays the radio producer who interviews the remorseful Louis. Thandie Newton has a small role as Louis’s Creole servant near the beginning of the film, and Jordan regular Stephen Rea appears as a Parisian vampire theater star. INTERVIEW broke weekend box-office records when it premiered and has since earned a spot in the pantheon of great vampire films. 1994/Rated R/2h 3m
When newly divorced Lucy moves her family to Santa Clara, California – “the murder capital of the world” – her teenage son, Michael (Jason Patric), quickly falls in with the town’s bad kids: a bike-riding, Jim Morrison-worshipping gang of bloodsucking vampires led by the charismatic David (Kiefer Sutherland). Her younger son, Sam (Corey Haim), and his buddies the Frog brothers (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander) are the only ones who recognize the signs of vampirism in Michael, and they plot to battle the legions of the night before they take over the entire town. One of the essential cult movies of the 1980s, THE LOST BOYS blends truly terrifying moments with the big laughs of a teen movie. 1987/Rated R/1h 37m