THE STRAIN In Real Life?
Does this sound familiar? “10 sick passengers taken to hospital after international flight lands at Kennedy Airport” reads the headline. And if you saw the series premiere of THE STRAIN, you know that this is exactly how the vampire epidemic got started. The report claims the crew members and passengers affected were suffering from the flu, but don’t you believe it.
From the article: “Upon landing, a massive emergency response met the Airbus A380 jetliner. Emergency Service Unit officers from the Port Authority Police Department and the NYPD joined personnel from the FDNY, the Office of Emergency Management and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They isolated the airplane on the tarmac, and began a process to assess the illness, as well as a course of action.” That is EXACTLY the way it went down in the pilot episode of THE STRAIN! And where did this happen? New York! Just like in THE STRAIN! It didn’t take long for the contagion to spread beyond the Big Apple, though. The plague of the Strigoi, I mean. There have thus far been no reports of this real-life ailment spreading anywhere. Yet.
Paging Dr. Goodweather! And all units, be on the lookout for anyone attempting to carry a large wooden box across the Brooklyn Bridge!
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.
Denn die totden reiten schnell!