'Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant'
Distinctive character actor John C. Reilly ("Chicago," "The Perfect Storm") walks away with this horror tale, inspired by a book series for young readers. He plays a stylish vampire who is among the attractions of a circus sideshow, and also the main lure to a teenager (Chris Massoglia) who joins the caravan and soon finds himself in way over his head. The colorful cast also includes Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Ken Watanabe, Patrick Fugit ("Almost Famous") and Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock"). *** (PG-13: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)
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