Cirque du Freak First look at new trailer of The Vampires Assistant August 5, 2009 Roll Up, Roll Up, Cirque Du Freak is in town! We’ve been following ‘Cirque Du Freak – The Vampire’s Assistant’ for quite some time, It comes from the pen of Irish author Darren O’Shaughnessy (aka Darren Shan) who shot to fame in 2000 when his book became a global hit and spawned a series of 12 books. The movie, starring John C.Reilly and Willem Dafoe adapts the story originally told in the first 3 books, where a teenager is pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures, after he unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. We have the very first look at the trailer. To view – Just press play below. To view in full screen just double click the video.