I remember the first time I watched this movie, I honestly didn't expect it to be done so well. Sure, there was a ridiculously famous cast, but I thought if anything that would hurt the movie.
If you haven't seen this movie, (and surprisingly, I know a few people who haven't) you must. Go rent it. Now.
(To the right is the house Anne Rice lived in from 1989-2004 located at 1239 First Street)