The young aristocrat Louis loses his wife and child, and then he had lost all desire to live. Soon Louis meets the present vampire Lestat, who turns it into his own kind. But for a long time, Louis could not bring himself to kill, so feeds on the blood of rats. They travel with Lestat and one day find themselves in New Orleans, where the plague is rampant. At Louis is a failure, and he drinks the blood of a sick girl Claudia that Lestat rescues, turning into a vampire. Now they continue their path-way, Claudia with Lestat doing atrocities, often killing entire families. But when held for many years, Claudia realizes that it is destined to remain a child forever and she wants revenge Lestat, killing him. Louis and Claudia are trying to destroy Lestat, but he always manages to survive.