Cirque du Freak - The Vampire's Assistant 2009

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant tells the frightening tale of a boy 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 nig…
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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant tells the frightening tale of a boy 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 fulfil his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares. 14-year-old Darren (Chris Kelly) was like most kids in his suburban neighbourhood. He hung out with his best friend, got decent grades and usually stayed out of trouble. But when he and his buddy stumble upon a travelling 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.

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  • Very different vampire movie but enjoyable.

  • As others have said, quirky. Unfortunately that's the best quality of the movie, in all other aspects it is thoroughly underwhelming. Kids/teens with limited exposure to movies might enjoy it, but for everyone else it's nothing more than a time filler. Certainly not the worst movie I've seen, but I'd never recommend it either.

  • It was an off beat flick - enjoyable!

  • Really enjoyable!

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