Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cirque Du Freak is More Giggles Than Chills

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The horror DVD releases that are targeted at the tweens are in abundance during the month of February. Cirque Du Freak attempts to straddle a very fine line between the horrific and the comedic, while trying to appeal to the teen market and others, all in one sitting. This would be impossible for even the most adept directors, but Paul Weitz has seemingly accomplished this feat. Although there is a whole slew of reviews that put Cirque Du Freak in different classes of quality, the movie site Cinemablend states of Cirque: "how well Cirque works must go to director Paul Weitz. His movie looks fantastic." This site is not really an expert on the tween market nor tween targeted horror, so fans of this film will have to put in their own thoughts on the film below. All the Cirque Du Freak details are below, as the DVD releases February 23. As well, the DVD artwork is left.

The short version of the synopsis for Cirque Du Freak is here:

"Cirque Du Freak 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.

Release Date: February 2nd (DVD).

Director: Paul Weitz.

Writer: Brian Helgeland.

Cast: John C. Reilly, Patrick Breen, Colleen Camp, Michael Cerveris, John Crawford, Willem Dafoe, Anna Dawson, Frankie Faison, Patrick Fugit, Salma Hayek, Beau Holden, Josh Hutcherson, Orlando Jones, Tom Woodruff Jr., Jane Krakowski, Ted Manson, Chris Massoglia, Don McManus, Brandon Molale, Ritchie Montgomery, Daniel Newman, John C. Reilly, Kristen Schaal, Ray Stevenson, Ken Watanabe.

A trailer for Cirque Du Freak here:



Sources:

Cirque Du Freak at Movies Unlimited

Cirque Du Freak at TA'

Cirque Du Freak at Cinemablend

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