Review: Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

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 fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares. 14-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.

A movie I have been waiting a while to see, putting Vampire’s in a different kind of roles and I wasn’t even sure what the freaks were going to do. There has been a lot of vampire movies and tv lately but very few have been taking the comical aspect of it, and I think the story had the right amount of comedy and action. You get introduced to the freaks, creatures who are bound together by their odd features, then there are the vampires, and yes Salma Hayek is a freak with a beard and she still looks good with it. Wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, be prepared its a bit of a long story but there is a lot to tell, and the best part is that you are satisfied at the end but you know there is going to be a sequel.

Link: IMDB
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