Cirque du Freak;The Vampire's Assistance.
This movie was actually very entertaining. I didn't expect much going in but I actually like the story.There was a lot of dark/sarcastic humor in the movie.
The movie is 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.
Darren Shan is an ordinary 16 year old teenager with a big fascination for spiders. One day he and his best friend Steve go to a real freak show, where they meet vampire Larten Crepsley. Steve wants to become a vampire because his life stinks anyway. But Crepsley decides to chose Darren as his vampire student. So Darren fakes his death and moves to the camping ground of the Cirque du Freak. And somehow both parties think that Darren is destined to play a big part in this war..
But overall I really enjoyed Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. It's a good introduction to the vampire world of Darren Shan and I sincerely hope that the movie will be so successful that there will be a part 2 when Darren, Crepsley and Little Creature Harkat travel to Vampire Mountain , and that is when the real fun begins!