Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Movie

Come one, come all...The Cirque is in town!

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Who's Involved:

Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, Paul Weitz, Josh Hutcherson, Ken Watanabe, Ray Stevenson, Kristen Schaal, Lauren Shuler Donner, Orlando Jones, Patrick Fugit, Dan Kolsrud, Rodney Liber, John C. Reilly, Brian Helgeland, Jane Krakowski, Chris Massoglia, Andrew Miano, Ewan Leslie, Courtney Pledger, Michael Cerveris, Kerry Kohansky, J. Michael Muro

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 48 m

Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.

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Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Plot: What's the story?

"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 Steve (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.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant?

  1. Based on the bestselling children's series by Darren Shan.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant?

A look at the Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Paul Weitz last directed Bel Canto and Grandma. The film's writer Paul Weitz last wrote Bel Canto and Grandma.

Director

Paul Weitz

Producers

Lauren Shuler Donner
Ewan Leslie
Paul Weitz

Production Companies

The Donners' Company

Production Timeline: When did the Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant come together?

On or about January 29, 2009 • The film was in Completed status.

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Release Date: When was it released?

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant was released in 2009 on Friday, October 23, 2009 in 2,754 theaters. There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Astro Boy, Saw VI and Amelia.
United States
October 23, 2009 Nationwide
Canada
October 23, 2009

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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