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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

Horror Comedy
108 min.
Release Date
October 23, 2009
DVD Release Date
February 23, 2010 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
108 minutes
MPAA Rating
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... Full synopsis »

MOVIE REVIEW

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 »
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