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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Fantasy Action Comedy Horror


 

A teenage boy unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires.

This film has all the right ingredients but never quite lives up to its initial promise. There is great potential in the colourful and quirky characters, but due to a slow and drawn-out plot, they never really get fleshed out. Lying somewhere between comedy and pre-teen horror, there just aren't enough laughs or scares to succeed in either genre. As the title clearly suggests, this film is designed to be the first of a franchise, but for a film about vampires and circus freaks, it just doesn't have enough bite to keep you hooked.

Courtney Slevison

Wide Release 11th March 2010
109 mins