Common Sense Media reviews Cirque Du Freak for kids and families.
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Inside look at Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant focuses on Darren (Chris Massoglia ), and his progression into becoming a vampire.
Interview with John C. Reilly, who plays Crepsley in Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant.
1. On the two kinds of vampires. 2. On the cast. 3. On Chris and Josh. 4. On the look of the movie.
A TV Spot for Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant DVD and Blu-ray.
Interview with Chris Massoglia, who plays Darren in Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant.
1. On the story. 2. On the difference between Darren and Steve. 3. On John C. Reilly as Crepsley. 4. On Salma Hayek as Madame Truska.
The trailer for Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant.
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, 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.
Interview with Josh Hutcherson, who plays Steve in Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant.
1. On Steve and Darren's relationship. 2. On Ray Stevenson. 3. On Crepsley.
Interview with Ray Stevenson, who plays Murlaugh in Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant.
1. On early conversations with the director. 2. On his make-up and son. 3. On John C. Reilly.
Welcome to the Cirque Du Freak, a traveling sideshow filled with magical creatures, misunderstood freaks, and the mysterious vampire, Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly). Drawn to the dark, unpredictable world of the Cirque, 16-year-old Darren (Chris Massoglia) decides to trade in his ordinary life for a chance to become an immortal vampire. As Darren explores his newfound powers and faces unexpected enemies, he’ll find that his existence as a member of the undead is filled with more challenges, suspense and fun than he ever thought possible. Based on the best-selling book series and co-starring Salma Hayek, Ken Watanabe, and Willem Dafoe, it’s a fast-paced, suspenseful journey critics call, "Imaginative!" (Peter Hall, Cinematical.com)
Drawn to the magical world of the Cirque, a 16-year-old boy trades in his ordinary life to become an immortal vampire in this amazing adventure co-starring John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek.
Based on the hugely popular series of young adult books, Cirque Du Freak 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 fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.