Are you tired of vampires yet? Between HBO’s True Blood, the CW’s upcoming The Vampire Diaries, and of course, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the bloodsuckers are getting a ton of exposure. But finally a trailer for Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant arises over at Moviefone to put a new spin on the genre. It manages to recall the carnival scenes from The Lost Boys, while finally giving us something besides moody vampires who just want to have sex with humans and complain about how hard it is being an undead denizen of the night.

We premiered the poster yesterday, but now you can check out Ken Watanbe in all that funky makeup, a bearded Salma Hayek, a freaky looking Willem Dafoe, and of course, John C. Reilly as probably the most refreshing vampire to appear on screen since … well, since Bela Lugosi. This trailer actually has me excited about the movie, which is based on the first three of Darren Shan’s excellent series of “The Saga of Darren Shan” books, and is definitely not your tired old “boo hoo it’s hard to be a vamp” storyline.

See the clip here.

LMAO this looks hysterical. I was never interested in reading the series because it seemed too harsh, but the translation to the big screen looks great.

Does the trailer interest you? Have you read the series?