Darren Shan is just a normal guy. He likes to hang out with his friends, watch TV, and daydream about having his own pet spider. Then one day his friend comes across an invitation to “Cirque Du Freak”, a strange and mysterious freak show with things like a snake-boy, a wolf-man, and a performing deadly spider. Darren can’t stop thinking about going, especially seeing the deadly spider. On the fateful night of Cirque Du Freak, Darren and his friend Steve head to the spot, an old, abandoned theater at the edge of town. What happens there changes Darren’s life forever, in the worst possible way. What follows is his horrifying descent into the dark and bloody world of vampires.