Friday, August 28, 2009
Vamp's Assistant, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Please stop back in on Monday to read an interview with one of the great writers of vampire fiction, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. If you've had the pleasure of reading her Saint-Germain Chronicles, you'll be as excited as I am to present her at VampChix. If not, come back and read about a whole new series of vampires that'll keep you up till late at night reading!
The Vampire's Assistant, based on Darren Shan's Cirque de Freak novels, opens October 23rd.
It 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.
16-year-old Darren (Chris Massoglia) was like most kids in his suburban neighborhood. He hung out with his best friend (Josh Hutcherson), got decent grades and usually stayed out of trouble. But when he and his buddy stumble upon a traveling freak show, things begin to change inside Darren. That's the exact moment when a vampire named Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly) turns him into something, well, bloodthirsty.
Newly undead, he joins the Cirque Du Freak, a touring sideshow filled with monstrous creatures from a snakeboy and a wolfman to a bearded lady (Salma Hayek) and a gigantic barker (Ken Watanabe). As Darren flexes his newfound powers in this dark world, he becomes a treasured pawn between the vampires and their deadlier counterparts. And while trying to survive, one boy will struggle to keep their brewing war from devouring what's left of his humanity.
Watch a clip here.
Pinocchio The Vampire Slayer? Dude, I just don't know what to say about this one. Click for more info.