Once upon a time author Anne Rice wrote a history book titled Interview with a Vampire. This was back in 1976 in fact and the legacy lives on today. The gothic horror novel spawned many sequels and a 1994 movie.
Many fans were shocked at the handling of the material where much of the gay context was eliminated in exchange for big-name stars like Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. It made Kirsten Dunst a star though while playing a ten-year-old character named Claudia and a stand-alone sequel Queen of the Damned followed in 2002.