The Wolf-Thing In Cirque du Freak Is Pretty Silly

A. Quinton — Oct. 24th 2009

I can't stop looking at that ear.

Cirque du Freak, the recently-released film starring John C. Reilly, has a wolfman in it, and it’s… well… they obviously chose to design it for the screen like that– the production values of the film are too high for this goofy-looking thing to be the result of low-budget ineptitude. Here’s a Youtube clip of the wolfman (graciously linked by Viergacht) just in case the photo above doesn’t do it for you. The question is, “why does he look like that?” The wolfman on the cover of The Vampire’s Assistant (one of the book in the series that inspired the film) looks like an actual wolfman. What you see in the film is the werewolf equivalent of a guy who wears his underpants over top of his jeans because he’s not paying attention. What do you think?

Also, while I love John C. Reilly, to me he will always be Dr. Steve Brule. For your health!

  • Randy

    From what I’ve seen from the movie, despite it’s seemingly high production values, it serves only for one purpose: to cash in on the popularity of the books and the vampire craze. To top it all off, the werewolf looks more like a monkey than the Monkey-girl.

    I’d much rather spend my Halloween at home, watching Trick r’ Treat, which (not to spoil much) has an interesting and enjoyable take upon werewolves. Definitely worth a watch.

  • Jason

    Are there any werewolf transformations in this movie?

  • Dragoniakmp

    It wouldn’t look nearly as stupid if they got rid of those human ears.

  • Pack Runner

    What’s the big deal with vampires? An illusion that one day girls might find their special, super strong Edward Cullen and live a happy and amazing life? Bah, humbug!

  • dollfacegates

    i agree with the idea that the ears mess everything all up.
    otherwise, it might look decent.

  • Evie Sang

    As others have mentioned, the ears look quite ridiculas and take away the image the Wolfman might have had. To be honest, I think a preschooler dressed up as a werewolf for Halloween is more terrifying.

    I also wonder what it is with vampires these days. Personally, I liked vampires *before* they were “cool”. It’s pathetic that all these bloody daywalkers–pardon the pun–have been illusioned that some tortured soul who happens to be “a vegetarian vampire” is going to come and sweep them off feet. +rolls eyes+

  • wolfy

    wolf man looked awsome in the movie fighting the vampanze

  • tiffaney

    i think it looks cool and yes i am a twi-freak

  • kyle

    i thought the movie was pretty badass and i love the book series but they could`ve done a little bit better with the wolf