Written, directed and produced by Larry Cohen, Q was a movie about the ancient Aztec god, Quetzalcoatl. You can read more about Quetzalcoatl in my blog post from the challenge last year. The winged serpent has been resurrected in New York City by a cult. Now it’s flying around the city, taking people from the roofs of skyscrapers and it must be stopped. It was filmed in the Chrysler Building. The movie performed poorly in the theatres.
Queen of the Damned
Anne Rice has written The Vampire Chronicles series, and one of the books in the series is titled The Queen of the Damned. With Warner Bros. having acquired the rights to the first three books in The Vampire Chronicles series, and the rights scheduled to revert back to Anne Rice at the end of 2000, they wanted to produce another work following their movie Interview with the Vampire in 1994. Scott Abbott and Michael Petroni were hired to write the screenplay and Michael Rymer would direct the film. Petroni and Abbott made the script a very loose version of the book The Queen of the Damned with elements taken from Rice’s book The Vampire Lestat. Anne Rice was not consulted during the filming, and has expressed her dissatisfaction with the film after it released. Despite receiving negative reviews, the movie fared well at the box office. The film was released six months after the tragic death of its star Aaliyah and was dedicated to her memory.