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7 Best Vampire T.V. Series

Increasingly digital technology allows us to record and re-watch our favorites from the past. With this in mind, consider now a list of the seven best vampire t.v. series available for viewing.  Keep in mind lots of other shows feature vampires in one way or another, such as Supernatural or The Night Stalker or even…

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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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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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The Strain Inches Close to TV

Few can doubt that Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro created something evocative and powerful in their vampire trilogy The Strain. Amid the tributes to classic vampire fiction and cinema, they told a harrowing tale. Not simply about a terrible form of undead. They did that! Definitely! But more–they created a genuine epic. Here was…

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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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Top Vampire Dystopian Novels

With the huge success of The Hunger Games trilogy, dystopian novels have become a must-read for all the book lovers. We crave more dark, dreary and heartbreaking dystopian futures like in Katniss’ world, and you can get them Dear Readers – with vampires. There are quite a few impressive vampire dystopian novels out now and…

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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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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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Science Fiction Undead

Go to virtually any bookstore and a seemingly odd decision awaits your eyes. Amid Biography, Western, Romance, Self Help and loads of other genres, two invariably get lumped together–Science Fiction and Fantasy. Yet as fans of either (or both) can tell you, many are the differences between the two. Why then group them together? An…

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Neil Gaiman’s All Hallow’s Read!

Neil Gaiman, beloved horror and fantasy author, put an awesome idea up on Twitter a few days ago: “This year make Halloween All Hallow’s Read.” Neil suggested giving someone you love a scary book on the 31st. Being the colossal book geek I am, I think that has got to be the best Halloween idea…

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