I had Netflix send me Cirque du Freak: Vampire’s Assistant on a whim. I’d never heard of either the book or the film, but the cast, which includes Willem Dafoe, Jane Krakowski, John C Reilly and Salma Hayek was reason enough to watch. And I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a clever and entertaining story, even if it does lean heavily on “the hero’s journey” – making it somewhat predictable. It’s not quite as much fun as Odd Thomas, but well worth a rental.