Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
October 23, 2009
Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense supernatural violence and action, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, based on the popular series of books by Darren Shan, is a fantasy-adventure about a teenager who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.
16-year-old Darren (Chris Massoglia) was...
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The Harry Potter
franchise comes to a close next year (and, unless a fifth novel is written, the Twilight
saga as well) and studios are still scrambling to find a suitable box office replacement. One of the latest contenders is Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
, which is an adaptation of the first three books of the 12-part “The Saga of Darren Shan” book series. Based on the final product, it is clear this is no franchise-maker. Full movie review »