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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

A bored teenager named Darren Shan (Chris Massoglia) looks for excitement by attending a performance of the Cirque Du Freak. While there, he captures the attention of Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly), a suspected vampire, who persuades the boy to become his assistant. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 23 Oct 2009
Video Release: 16 Feb 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant is rated PG-13: for sequences of intense supernatural violence and action, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language.

Cast: Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Paul Weitz
Studio: 2009 Universal Pictures
Website: Official site for Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant.

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Why Is Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant Rated PG-13?

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