|Writers||Screenplay: Paul Weitz, Brian Helgeland
Novel: Darren Shan
|Cast||John C. Reilly, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia, Jessica Carlson, Michael Cerveris, Ray Stevenson, Patrick Fugit, Daniel Newman, Morgan Saylor|
|Genre||Action / Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller|
|Budget||$80 000 000|
|Release Date||23 October 2009 (USA)|
|Tagline||Meet Darren. He’s sixteen going on immortal|
The Vampire’s Assistant, based on the popular series of books by Darren Shan called The Saga of Darren Shan, is a fantasy-adventure about a teenager who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.
It all starts when Darren and his best friend, Steve, go to a freakshow. When they sit down, they meet the insane Wolf-Man. At the end of the show they meet Larten Crepsley (John C. Riley) a two-hundred-year old vampire. After the show, Darren gets lost and walks onto the middle of the stage, where he is greeted by none other than Mr. Crepsley. There, Mr. Crepsley asks Darren if he would like to become a vampire. Darren accepts Crepsley’s offer, and blood. From there on it gets freaky.