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: $13,838,130, 20 November 2009
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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 several close-ups of Steve's face, his colored contact lenses are clearly seen. See more
I don't know what came over me. I... I never steal things.
Because it's wrong.
So, then, you've learned a valuable moral lesson.
Yes, I have.
And you'll never do anything wrong again as long as you live.
No, I won't.
You see? Now you're a thief and a liar!
Something Is Not Right with Me
Written by Nathan Willett
, Jonnie Russell
(as Jonathan Russell), Matt Aveiro
, Matt Maust
Performed by Cold War Kids
Courtesy of Downtown Records See more