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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

60% Like of 5 Total Votes
Release Date: October 23, 2009
Starring Tom Woodruff Jr., Frankie Faison, Willem Dafoe, Don McManus
Directed by Paul Weitz
5 votes, 3 / 5 avg. rating (60% score) '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 like most kids in his suburban neighborhood. He hung out with his best friend (Josh Hutcherson), got decent grades and usually stayed out of trouble. But when he and his buddy stumble upon a traveling freak show, things begin to change inside Darren. That's the exact moment when a vampire named Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly) turns him into something, well, bloodthirsty.Newly undead, he joins the Cirque Du Freak, a touring sideshow filled with monstrous creatures from a snakeboy and a wolfman to a bearded lady (Salma Hayek) and a gigantic barker (Ken Watanabe). As Darren flexes his newfound powers in this dark world, he becomes a treasured pawn between the vampires and their deadlier counterparts. And while trying to survive, one boy will struggle to keep their brewing war from devouring what's left of his humanity.

Synopsis:

Teenager, Darren Shan, meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.
Cast Tom Woodruff Jr., Frankie Faison, Willem Dafoe, Don McManus, Ken Watanabe, Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Ritchie Montgomery, Ray Stevenson, Orlando Jones, Josh Hutcherson, Patrick Breen, Jane Krakowski, Michael Cerveris, Drew Rin Varick, Ann McKenzie, Adella Gautier, Chris Massoglia, Patrick Fugit, Morgan Saylor, John D. Crawford, Ted Manson, Monica Monica, Beau Holden, Patrick Fulton, Tyler Chetta, Shaun Grant, Jessica Carlson, Colleen Camp, Kristen Schaal
Directors Paul Weitz
Genres Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Alias Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Year 2009
Runtime 109
MPAA Rating PG-13
Writers Paul Weitz, Brian Helgeland, Darren Shan
Producers Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Dan Kolsrud, Ewan Leslie, Rodney Liber, Andrew Miano, Courtney Pledger, Sarah Radclyffe, Lauren Shuler Donner, John Swallow, Paul Weitz
Musicians Stephen Trask
Cinematographers James M. Muro
Editors Leslie Jones

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