Right now, the entertainment world is over saturated with all things vampires. From the insane phenomenon of Twilight to True Blood and The Vampire Diaries and even the popular music act Vampire Weekend (OK, they aren't really vampires... at least that I know of). So I was a little bit skeptical about the timing of this new offering, even though the Cirque Du Freak series of books have been around for almost a decade. Are they just cashing in on a trend? However, the film has a phenomenal cast, and I do like anything to do with vampires, circuses and freak shows, so I was slightly intrigued, and after the fun ride that was Zombieland, I was hopeful about the prospect of another horror-comedy. But this is no Zombieland.
No big blockbusters today, but a few entertaining comedies, a couple of interesting documentaries, and a couple of lackluster thrillers. And Erica Durance in what we can only assume is her finest role, given what we've seen of the others.
Edward Cullen. Bill Compton. Damon and Stefan Salvatore. What's with all these pretty vampires nowadays? In our day, vampires were ugly, horrific monsters, and they still got the ladies, even if they had to abduct them in the dead of night. Seeing John C. Reilly's vampire character in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant -- with his pallid flesh and disfiguring scars -- made us realize how awesome vampires are when they're monstrous. Check out our gallery of the ugliest vampires and see what really lurks in the dark, besides high cheekbones.