Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant


1h 49m 2009

Brief Synopsis

16-year-old Darren was like most kids in his suburban neighborhood. He hung out with his best friend Steve, 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 vamp

Film Details

Also Known As
Cirque Du Freak, Cirque Du Freak : El aprendiz del vampiro, Vampire's Assistant, The, assistant du vampire
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

16-year-old Darren was like most kids in his suburban neighborhood. He hung out with his best friend Steve, 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 turns him into something, well, bloodthirsty. Newly undead, he joins the Cirque Du Freak, a touring sideshow filled with monstrous creatures from a snakeboy and a wolfman to a bearded lady and a gigantic barker. As Darren flexes his newfound powers in this dark world, he becomes a treasured pawn between the vampires and their deadlier counterparts. And while trying to survive, one boy will struggle to keep their brewing war from devouring what's left of his humanity.

Crew

Timothy D. Ackers

Painter

Joshua Adams

Craft Service

Suma Adams

Seamstress Supervisor

Kiran Ahlawat

Digital Effects Artist

Imran Ahmed

Digital Effects Artist

Mohammad Akram

Digital Effects Artist

Sam Alvelo

Set Production Assistant

John Amorelli

Generator Operator

David Leroy Anderson

Prosthetic Makeup

Lance Anderson

Prosthetic Makeup

Steven E Anderson

Makeup Artist

James Andrykowski

Assistant Editor

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Chris Appelhans

Concept Artist

Alana Aranki

Compositing Supervisor

Jon C Archibald

Grip

Andy Arnett

Animation Supervisor

Paul Arnold

Generator Operator

William David Arnold

Production Designer

Ron Arredondo

Digital Effects Artist

Diego Arroyo

Electrician

Charles Arulraj

Background Artist

Nicholas Augello

Animator

Matt Aveiro

Song

Barbara Babs Babb

Office Production Assistant

Laura Baker

Costumer

Adam Balentine

Background Artist

Daniel Balgoyen

Assistant

Bill Houston Ball

Digital Effects Artist

Sachin Bangera

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Barnes

Stunts

Jason Barnett

Special Effects

Tony Barraza

Compositing Supervisor

Steve Bartek

Original Music

Art Bartels

Key Grip

Dominic Bartolone

Assistant Camera

Allen Battino

Matte Painter

Brooke Beane

Digital Effects Artist

Robin Beauchesne

Makeup Artist

Bryan Becker

Stunts

Joe Beckwith

Accounting Assistant

Bryan Bentley

Animator

Chris Bergman

Background Artist

Cliff Bergman

Props Buyer

Dave Bergstrom

Sound Engineer

Zack Bernard

Stunts

Brian Bernstein

Camera Operator

Paul Berolzheimer

Sound Effects Editor

Scott Berri

Special Effects Coordinator

Anita Bevelheimer

Background Artist

Jeetendra Bhagtani

Animator

Abhishek Bharadwaj

Layout Artist

Aman Bhutani

Background Artist

Emil Bidiuc

Animator

Jennifer Blair

Art Department Coordinator

Adam Blank

Special Effects Technician

Lee Blasingame

Steadicam Operator

James Bluma

Visual Effects Editor

Andrew Bock

Assistant Sound Editor

Sathish Kumar Bodicherla

Digital Effects Artist

Corey Bolderoff

Grip

Cory Boldroff

Rigging Grip

Joseph Bonn

Music Editor

Sanchari Bose

Special Effects Coordinator

Ryan Bradley

Animation Supervisor

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Troy Brenna

Stunts

Nick Brett

Stunts

Michael Broom

Illustrator

Charlie Brown

Assistant Location Manager

Francie Brown

Dialect Coach

Glenn Brown

Assistant Camera

James Brown

Song

James Brown

Song Performer

Matt Brown

Animation Supervisor

Raymond J. Brown

Special Effects Foreman

Ronn Brown

Art Director

Chris Browne

Craft Service

Tracy Browne

Accounting Assistant

Marilyn Brum

Costumer

Harry Russel Brutsche

Digital Effects Artist

Clyde E Bryan

Assistant Camera

Thomas Bryson

Stunts

Kyle Buff

Rigging Grip

Rico Burgas

Stunts

Nicholas Burkard

Animator

Erika Wangberg Burton

Visual Effects Producer

Tiffany Busche

Key Costumer

Paul Bush

Digital Effects Artist

Doug Butts

Special Effects Technician

Andrew Campbell

Graphic Designer

Lloyd Campbell

Lighting Technician

Rick Canelli

Adr

Georgia Cano

Digital Effects Artist

Steven Cardarelli

Grip

Tamara Carlson-woodard

Special Makeup Effects

Chris Carpenter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ray Carrion

Costumer

Lyn Carroll

Costumer

Jeffrey Castel De Oro

Background Artist

Cassie Catalanotto

Swing Gang

Thomas Caton

Boom Operator

Frank Ceglia

Special Effects Technician

Sibi Chakravarthi

Background Artist

William Chalk

On-Set Dresser

Kathy Chambless

Production Coordinator

Theju Chandran

Background Artist

Andy Chang

Compositing Supervisor

Serena Chang

Visual Effects

Gordon Chapman

Digital Effects Artist

Jacob Charney

Assistant Location Manager

Pedro Chavez

Costumer

Bruce Chimerofsky

Best Boy Grip

James Chinlund

Consultant

Samik Roy Choudhury

Digital Effects Artist

Shyam Chowdhary

Background Artist

Antonio Cisneros

Electrician

Pat Clancy

Titles And Opticals

Samuel Clark

Special Effects Coordinator

Peter Clarke

Mechanical Special Effects

Scott Claus

Animator

Brian Clawson

Seamstress Supervisor

Ronnie Cleland

Visual Effects

Michelle Collier

Art Assistant

Marcus Collins

Concept Artist

K.c. Colwell

Assistant Director

Craig Comstock

Assistant Director

Michael Conelly

Digital Effects Artist

Nicholas Cosmi

Visual Effects

Danny Cosmo

Stunts

David Covarrubias

Mechanical Special Effects

Scott Crabbe

Video Assist/Playback

Doug Cram

Compositing Supervisor

Carl Crandall

Models

Val Crawford

Hair

Connie Criswell

Hair

Beau Crouch

Special Effects Technician

Sheri Cruz

Background Artist

Frank A Cuomo

Post-Production Supervisor

Fionagh Cush

Makeup

Mario D'alfonso

Foreman

Christabel D'cruz

Digital Effects Artist

Amanda Dague

Animator

Krishnendu Bikash Das

Digital Effects Artist

Sutapa Das

Digital Effects Artist

Jubin Dave

Visual Effects Supervisor

John Davi

Rigging Electrician

Holly Davis

Assistant Costume Designer

Sonia Y Dawson

Accounting Assistant

Gabriel De Cunto

Prosthetic Makeup

Chris De St. Jeor

Animator

Shannon Deantonio

Casting Assistant

Rene Defrancesch

Sound

Colette Delcroix

Costumer

Carl Denooyer

Swing Gang

Dominick Derasmo

Costumer

Ted Deroche

Medic

Nikhil Deshmukh

Animator

Dennis Dewaay

Construction Coordinator

Ron Dewaay

Welder

Venuprasath Dhanapal

Compositing Supervisor

Jenny Dias

Digital Effects Artist

Anthony Diaz

Models

Lauren Dickey

Casting Assistant

Chrysta Dieterly

Digital Effects Artist

Amol Dighe

Rendering Artist

Matt Dillon

Assistant

Dawn Dininger

Special Makeup Effects

Justin Ditter

Hair

Andy Dixon

Stunts

Jessica Dixon

Layout Artist

Craig Dobbie

Best Boy Grip

Adrian Dominguez

Dolly Grip

John Donahue

Illustrator

Nicolas Donel

Matte Painter

Lauren Shuler Donner

Producer

Michael Dorner

Accountant

Jeff Dotson

Digital Effects Artist

Tim Drnec

Stunts

Tom Drummond

Production Assistant

Jack Dubnicek

Assistant

Andre Dubois

Hair Stylist

Frank Duffy

Medic

Jim Duggan

Grip

Cameron Duncan

Camera Operator

Rangesh Durairaj

Digital Effects Artist

Consuelo Duran

Special Makeup Effects

Julie Ebel

Costumer

Michael Edland

Digital Effects Artist

Billy Edwards

Costume Supervisor

Colin Elliott

Layout Artist

Tyler Elliott

Assistant Location Manager

Earl Ellis

Prosthetic Makeup

Tyler Ely

Hair Stylist

Dana Embree

Costumer

Jann Engel

Set Designer

Richard Epper

Stunts

Jenn Epstein

Compositing Supervisor

Erik A. Erichsen

Generator Operator

Yuri Everson

Digital Effects Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Cirque Du Freak, Cirque Du Freak : El aprendiz del vampiro, Vampire's Assistant, The, assistant du vampire
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 23, 2009

Released in United States on Video February 23, 2010

Based on the children's series "Cirque du Freak" by Darren Shan published by HarperCollins January 2000.

Universal optioned the film rights to the first three books in the series of twelve. Book one is titled "A Living Nightmare", book two "The Vampire's Assistant", book three "Tunnels of Blood."

Project was previously in development at Warner Brothers and Heyday Films with David Heyman producing.

Released in United States Fall October 23, 2009

Released in United States on Video February 23, 2010