Cirque Du Freak Renamed to Appeal to Twilight Fans


As soon as the studio publicist emailed me last night to tell me that Cirque Du Freak had been renamed to The Vampires Assistant I instantly thought Twilight. This to me comes off as a gimmick to try and appeal to all the Twihards and less about a cool movie with a really cool title. But then maybe its just early and I am a surly bastard today or something. The film will be released October 23rd.

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.

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