Video: Anne Rice Returns to Classic Horror With The Wolf Gift

Weekly Lizard

The Wolf Gift is a classic werewolf story as only Anne Rice could tell it. A young reporter on assignment is seduced by an enigmatic woman—then attacked by a beast he cannot see. The attack sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation that propels Reuben into a mysterious new world and raise profound questions about the nature of good and evil.

Critics have applauded The Wolf Gift, with The Wall Street Journal calling it “vintage Anne Rice” and The Philadelphia Inquirer declaring, “the queen of gothic lit, the maestro of the monstrous and the diva of the devious…has returned to her roots.”

In this in-depth video interview, Rice talks about what it was like to write once more about “the great classic gothic horror figures of the early 20th century.” She also discusses the werewolf stories that inspired her, the role that the book’s setting plays in its plot, the relationship between The Wolf Gift and The Vampire Chronicles, and offers a hint as to what might be next for her…