Things get freaky fast for 16-year-old Darren Shan when his friend takes him to a circus that’s chockfull of sideshow oddities. There, he meets vampire Larten Crepsley and receives a life-changing bite on the neck.
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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's AssistantDirected byPaul Weitz
1-2. It's overall not a good movie, but it's especially bad for anyone who's read the books. There's really no bite or intrigue to most of the characters. I would say Mr. Crepsely is probably the character that came through most 'in tact', but that's not saying much. Particularly frustrating is the addition of a shallow love interest in place of a close friend of Darren's from the second book. But I digress.