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"Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" (2009)

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.
  1. Josh Hutcherson
  2. Salma Hayek

"Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from the movie "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" starring Chris Massoglia, John C Reilly, Patrick Fugit, and Josh Hutcherson.

"Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" Movie Review
"The Vampire's Assistant" won't go down in history as the best of the [vampire] lot, but it's a decent, entertaining addition to the genre.

Exclusive Interview with Chris Massoglia
Chris Massoglia stars in Universal Pictures' "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" based on the bestselling book series. Massoglia joins the ranks of young actors sinking their teeth into the role of a vampire, and vampires are definitely hot now.

Exclusive Interview with Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson was among the stars who showed up at Spike TV's SCREAM 2009. Before taking to the stage to present an award, Hutcherson talked about "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant," "Red Dawn," and "Journey to the Center of the Earth #2."

"Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" Poster
"The Cirque du Freak Saga Begins"

"The Vampire's Assistant" Poster #2
"Meet Darren. He's 16 going on immortal."

Official "The Vampire Assistant" Website
Universal Pictures' official site for "The Vampire Assistant." Release Date: October 23, 2009

Get Your Freak On
The iFreak app allows you to turn yourself and your friends into one of the many freaks featured in the film. Use the app to take a photo (or select one from your album) and transform into the bearded lady Madame Truska, Loafhead, Gertha Teeth, Mr. Tiny, Mr. Tall, Wolfman, Rhamus Two-Bellies, Evra Von, and Larten Crepsley.

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