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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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Undead of Penny Dreadful

What follows is rife with many a SPOILER. You have been warned! Now that the finale of the first season of Penny Dreadful has aired, with more than a few surprises (as well as few plot twists many of us saw coming from miles away), let us consider the vampires in this series. Not least…

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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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