Teenager Darren Shan is an excellent student and the pride and joy of his perfect middle-class family, but his best friend is the reckless Steve. When they receive a flyer with an advertisement for a freak show, they sneak to the theater to see the attractions. The star attraction is a vampire called Larten Crepsley, who performs with a colorful yet very lethal spider. After the show, Darren tarries to see the spider and overhears Steve unsuccessfully trying to convince Larten to transform him into a vampire. Darren steals Larten's spider, which later bites Steve. In seeking an antidote from Larten, Darren accepts a deal to become his half-vampire assistant.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil/edited by statmanjeff
Meet Darren. He's sixteen going on immortal.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense supernatural violence and action, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language
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23 October 2009 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Cirque du Freak
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Opening Weekend USA: $6,293,205,
25 October 2009, Wide Release
Gross USA: $14,046,595
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $39,753,957
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The license plates of the purple car that drops the Cirque du Freak flyer use the European Union pattern for Germany: D for Deutschland (Germany in German) and a circle of twelve stars (European Union symbol). See more
In the first show, just as Mr.Tall is introducing Madame Truska, as he says "...the exotic...", you can see more light passing through the tips of his unnaturally long fingers than the rest of his fingers, revealing that the actor is wearing hollow prosthetic to make the fingers appear longer. See more
What did Mr. Tiny want?
The fat man in the limousine!
I don't know. Something about, uh, souls and, uh, and destiny. And he knew where I lived.
Looks like you're in deep shit, my larcenous friend. Mr. Tiny doesn't just take a random interest in people - and the people he does take an interest in wind up dead... or worse.
What's worse than dead?
Oh... lots of things.
Written by Jon Fratelli
(as John Lawler)
Performed by The Fratellis
Courtesy of Universal - Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more