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The vampires have taken over in this promo for The Strain season 3

I haven't caught up on  The Strain since - oh geez - the first episode of season 1. But now I deeply regret letting that time slip by because this promo for season 3 looks downright sensational. It's humans vs. hordes of vampires in a devastated New York. I can't say I expected this series to go full Walking Dead, but the stakes are high as hell and the effects look...
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06.21.2016
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Exclusive images offer a look at the pages of The Art of The Strain

If you're a fan of the FX horror series The Strain, Insight Editions' upcoming publication The Art of The Strain looks to be a must-buy item. Written by Robert Abele with a foreword by Guillermo del Toro, who created The Strain with Chuck Hogan (with whom he wrote a trilogy of Strain novels), The Art of The Strain has the following description:  Discover the...
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06.13.2016
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The Strain season 3 contracts late summer premiere

Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse's vampire series The Strain has lasted a lot longer than I ever predicted it would. The FX series isn't getting Walking Dead numbers, but it's still going strong. In fact, it just landed a solid end-of-summer premiere date for its third season, which will be debuting at 10PM on Sunday, August 28th . That's a really great...
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05.10.2016
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The Strain is being resurrected for a third season

The Strain , Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse's modern vampire series centering around a viral outbreak in New York City and based on a trilogy of novels by del Toro and co-author Chuck Hogan, has just been renewed for a third blood-sucking season. Says FX Networks original programming president Eric Schrier: Guillermo and Carlton have delivered two thrilling...
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08.07.2015
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TV Review: The Strain: Season 2, Episode 2

Season 2, Episode 2: By Any Means   SUMMARY: Eph (Corey Stoll) and Nora (Mia Maestro) face an ethical dilemma as they experiment on two newly infected survivors with the hope of learning more about the strigoi virus.  REVIEW:  As I wrote in my review of last week’s episode of The Strain, this is a show that’s always frustrated me. It has so much potential to...
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07.20.2015
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It's the Booze Talkin', Guillermo del Toro back to horror? We're in!

In the 1980 classic ghost story THE CHANGELING, there is a sequence involving an old wheelchair that is pretty damn creepy.  One of the many moment that linger in my memory. This spectacularly spooky tale is a terrifically directed feature from Peter Medak, starring the legendary George C. Scott in the leading role. It is what you could call a classy horror movie. Of course, if you’ve...
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07.14.2015
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TV Review: The Strain: Season 2, Episode 1

Episode 1: BK, NY   SUMMARY: Having failed to kill “The Master”, Professor Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) finds himself taken before “The Ancients” – a group of Strigoi looking to resume the balance and eliminate The Master. Meanwhile, Eph (Corey Stoll) struggles to make his son understand that his infected mother is no longer human. REVIEW: I...
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07.10.2015
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Guillermo del Toro's The Strain sets Collector's Edition Blu-ray release

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain Season 1 is getting one hell of a Collector’s Edition release this summer, as 20th Century Fox has just unveiled one gnarly Blu-ray set that will see a release on June 9th. Read on for all the goods! Experience the first season of TV’s hottest, most blood-curdling sci-fi series – from Executive Producers...
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03.31.2015
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First teaser for The Strain Season Two says Fight or Die!

Over the weekend, FX premiered a new teaser for "The Strain" , which will be heading into its second season this summer. No actual footage from the next chapter of course (the show has only just begun casting for S2), but it's a foreboding look at what's to come. The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather,” the head of the Center...
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01.19.2015
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Joaquin Cosio joins Season 2 of FX's The Strain

One very key role for the upcoming second season of “The Strain” has just been filled, reports Hit Fix. Playing Angel Guzman Hurtado, Joaquín Cosío has been added to the cast of “The Strain”, a character that fans of the novels will remember as the professional wrestler Angel de la Plata, The Silver Angel. Read on for more details on his character!...
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01.15.2015
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Max Charles replaces Ben Hyland in FX's The Strain series

There’s a small but significant change in the cast heading into the second season of FX’s vampire series “The Strain” as Deadline reports that the show will be recasting the role of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather’s (Corey Stoll) son. Max Charles, just seen in AMERICAN SNIPER opposite Bradley Cooper, has been cast in the part as a regular. He replaces Ben Hyland,...
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01.07.2015
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Guillermo del Toro talks The Strain S2 and postponing his small B&W film

Guillermo del Toro is talking up "The Strain" a bunch lately, as the first season of the horror series is just now coming to Blu-ray and DVD. The always-busy director seems mostly satisfied with how the show turned out, but is quick to recognize that it had its flaws and detractors. He hopes to remedy its issues by being more involved with it moving forward. In an...
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12.03.2014
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