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Strain: Books Vs Series

Now the first season of The Strain has completed and its second season on the way, we can look make some kind of judgment regarding the show as a whole. More, we might as well compare and contrast it with the trilogy of novels upon which the series is based. There are spoilers ahead, in…

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The Strain (review)

On Sunday, July 13 FX premieres “Night Zero” the first episode of the new series The Strain based on the novel trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. By the time you read this, it may have already aired. Either way, let us assume you haven’t yet seen it nor read any of the…

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The Strain: Is It Really A Vampire Series Or Just A Virus Gone Wild?

‘Lost’s’ Carlton Cuse is bringing Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s ‘The Strain’ to FX later this year…the night desk’s insight:I came across this article elaborating a bit more on FX’s upcoming tv show called ‘The Strain,’ and after reading it, I…

Del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ Coming Soon To A TV Near You

We’ve got some awesome news to report today as Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s “The Strain” has just been picked up by FX who has placed a 13-episode first season order. Hell. Yes.

the night desk’s insight:
Fx has picked up a new series called the ‘The Strain” from Guillermo del Toro. Just when you think vampires are sweet, loving and romantic, this series comes out with some of the ugliest, blood thirsty vampires I have ever seen. What do you guys think… are you excited?

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Sean Astin Cast in Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain Pilot

Sean Astin has joined Corey Stoll (House of Cards) and Mia Maestro (Alias) in the cast of The Strain, the upcoming FX pilot from showrunner Carlton Cuse (Lost) and director Guillermo del Toro. Based on del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s book, The Strain follows the apocalyptic outbreak of a vampire virus in New York and…

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ TV Series Adaptation in the Works

Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain has become one of the most popular vampire books released the past few years, and now, the fan favorite is heading to television. “They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come. In one week, Manhattan will be gone….

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Review of ‘The Night Eternal’

Perhaps appropriate, the latest film in the “Twilight” franchise follows hot on the literary heels of a trilogy in some ways intended as its antithesis. Guillermo del Toro, the visionary film director behind “Hellboy” “Mimic” and “Pan’s Labyrinth,” makes no secret of his desire to see vampires portrayed as monsters. He openly rejected the more…

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All Hallow’s Read is Back!

Last year horror author Neil Gaiman created All Hallow’s Read, a day where you give a loved one a horror book in celebration of Halloween. When I wrote about All Hallow’s Read last year it was still a new idea, just something he happened to mention on his Twitter one day, but since then this…

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Vampire Books Coming October 2011

October is here! Woo! This is the month we watch scary movie marathons, dress up in costumes, eat mass quantities of candy, and of course, read horror books! Luckily, there are loads of wonderfully bloody and chilling vampire books being released this month. Let Halloween month begin! Here’s a look at the vamptastic books hitting…

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Dark Horse Announces ‘House of Night’ and ‘The Strain’ Comics!

Comic-con is here at long last! Over the past few decades the convention has grown into this massive event that highlights not only comics, but movies and television as well – which means we’re going to get all sorts of vamp-tastic news this weekend! First up is Dark Horse’s announcement that they are adapting two…

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The Strain: Book One of The Strain Trilogy

Written by the genius writer of the Academy Award winning Pan’s Labyrinth and fan loved Hellboy films, Guillermo Del Toro and award winning thriller writer Chuck Hogan The Strain is everything one could want in a horror vampire novel. Gory, dark and full of evil and chaos. According to the book’s tag line… The Strain…

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