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

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Release Date: October 23rd, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 2010

PG-13 |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Darren (Chris Massoglia) is just like any other teenager, until the day he encounters the Cirque du Freak and a vampire named Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly). After Crepsley turns him into one of the undead, Darren joins the traveling sideshow and its parade of weird and monstrous creatures. As he learns to use his newfound powers, Darren unwittingly becomes a pawn in the struggle between vampire factions.

Cast: John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia, Ray Stevenson, Patrick Fugit, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek

Director: Paul Weitz

Genres: Action , Adventure , Horror , Fantasy

Production Co: Depth of Field, Donners' Company

Distributors: Universal Studios

Keywords: Best friend, Melodramatic, Survival, 2000s, Rivalry, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

    It's creepy but tinged with sarcasm and infused with silly fun. show more

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Making a vampire movie without any bite is like removing guns from a Western. show more

  • 63
    Mike ScottNew Orleans Times-Picayune

    Trades breathless romance for a fun "Ripley's Believe it or Not"-flavored weirdness. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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