Preview. Based on a Darren Shan book, gives his name to the foolish teen. You know when the helpless fool goes into the deep dark basement, woods, or cemetery without backup with monsters prowling? From both bravery and cowardice, he joins a circus of oddities. He gets almost one star for liking the monkey girl. Mostly strange freaks fight and the senior vampire does all the fighting for the kid, till the end which seems just a sequel set-up, thankfully not.