Friday, November 30, 2012

Lovely Movies: Cirque du Freak: the Vampire's Assistant

When I was younger the Darren Shan books were pretty popular with some kids in my class. I didn't read any at the time, nor have I since, but when the movie recently came on tv I decided to watch it.

Honestly it was pretty refreshing seeing a movie with vampires that sucked more blood than face. And as for the blood, there was actually very little too. It is more a movie about magic and a freak circus, than it is about vampires.

Also, does Salma Hayek rock a beard, or what?! She has very little screen time, and I thought her acting wasn't that great in this movie, but the sight of her hairy -yet stunning- face alone is worth watching this movie for.

Watch the trailer till 1:20!

As a kid of the early nineties, I grew up watching movies like Back to the Future and the Karate Kid. And though this is completely different -and has some stunning visual effects that are not of that time, at all- it still reminds me of it. It's one of those harmless adventure movies that still bring the suspense. And in this case, quite a lot of amazing creatures as well.


  1. Oh my gosh! I love Daren Shan. I read the first 2 books of the demon series in high school, and then I read the rest when I was 20. I went through 8 books in like a week! Loved them!

    I did like this movie too, and was sad they're not making more.

  2. I need to see this movie still, it looks great!! Happy December :) xx

    La Femme Nouvelle

  3. Well I completely missed these books but the movies sounds rather wonderful, what with the circus-freak theme and all - thanks for the tip, I'm adding it to must list of must-sees. xo


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