You may recognize Lestat as a main character on the Anne Rice vampire books, or as Tom Cruise in the horrible movie, Interview With The Vampire.
As far as female writers from New Orleans go, I'm actually a bigger fan of Poppy Z. Brite than Anne Rice, but I digress.
For most Clevelanders, Lestat is one of the best local Goth bands ever. As it pertains to the horror theme, their band name is vampirey and their sound actually makes them cooler than their namesake.
Their working on a new album after several years off, and I've actually met their lead singer Evan recently (you can read about their reunion show a month or so ago by clicking here) Anyway, they remain one of Doctor Z's favorite bands and I'm proudly wearing their tour shirt from their 1994 release - Vision of Sorrows.
Yeah Lestat! Old school Goth music, especially at Halloween, makes Doctor Z. feel good!