The Strain is here, and along with it an extended premiere of horror. If you were one of those people that freaked out at the billboards, you might want to read this recap before going into the waters.
FX has done a fine job of creeping us all out with their promotions for Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's new horror-drama The Strain. Having seen the first four episodes of the series, to put it simply, the ads are actually pretty tame by comparison to some of the disturbing events that transpire in the first few episodes of this bloody, creepy series.
FX has lined up their Comic-Con plans, announcing panels and signing booths for some of their popular series. Archer, American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy and their upcoming new drama The Strain will all be featured with panels at the San Diego convention set to take place later this month.
It's one thing to use a creepy-gross poster to market a horror series online, but it's apparently quite another to take the same approach with billboards. FX's billboard for The Strain succeeded in getting people's attention, but it wasn't getting the right kind of attention, as complaints about the disturbing image of a worm working its way into an eyeball yielded enough complaints to cause the networks to take them down.
Fargo and The Strain are getting the Mondo poster treatment, courtesy of the ATX Television Festival and FX. The new posters have been presented in anticipation of the world premiere episode for The Strain and the ninth episode screening of Fargo at the Austin festival this weekend.
Iíd be lying if I said I wasnít at least partly suspicious that FXís upcoming horror series The Strain wasnít just some elaborate social media prank, considering the abundance of creepy footage-free teasers that have been raining down upon the Internet in recent weeks. My fears are allayed now with the first actual trailer, giving us a really good look at what this series will be.
The Summer TV season is upon us. With new shows like Extant, Rush and Tyrant -- among others -- joining the lineup, and returning series like True Blood, Doctor Who, Under the Dome, Defiance and Graceland lined up, TV has plenty to offer us this summer.
If FX's goal with these teasers for The Strain is to make us seriously uncomfortable, they're succeeding. The latest promo offers us a big jar of heart, which issues one pulsing beat before the roaring wormy thing arrives and fixes its face against the glass.
It has been a huge week for TV, with the upfronts laying out everything that the basic cable networks will be offering viewers for the next year or so. Not to be outdone, the quality control specialists at FX and FXX have released their summer schedule, covering both returning shows and those new to the airwaves.
FX continues to freak us out with their teasers for Guillermo Del Toro's The Strain. We didn't think anything could top the shuddering creep factor in the eclipse worm-in-the-eye teaser, but body bags and a candy man certainly give that worm a run for its money. The above teaser shows us rows and rows of body bags, one of which most definitely twitched.
If you're one of those people who gets creeped out over the close-up sight of something burrowing itself into an eye, you probably want to skip the above teaser for FX's The Strain. The creepy "Pupil" teaser runs just ten second long and still manages make us shudder.
The brief teaser for Guillermo Del Toro's FX drama The Strain offers the creepy promise that "He is Here" as we see an eclipse take place moments before the lights go out in New York City. While the eclipse almost reminds me of Heroes, the music prompts an ominous War of the Worlds flashback.
Just last week, we got our first look at Corey Stoll in Guillermo del Toroís upcoming FX drama The Strain, which is set to air on FX in July. This week, comes another look at the series showing a suited-up Mia Maestro examining a body on what appears to be a plane.
I believe we can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that what people have been looking forward to the most from FXís upcoming horror series The Strain is seeing what the show would do with Corey Stollís hair. And boy are we not disappointed, as our first look at the series includes a great shot of Stoll with some of the most Michael Douglassy type hairdos this side of Fatal Attraction. I suppose itís more important that weíre even getting a first look at the show, but hair is everything on FX.
Those with a fear of cleanliness and those metropolitan playthings some call rats may want to steer clear of the horrors that find themselves unfurled in Guillermo del Toroís latest, a TV series for FX called The Strain. Because the scariest sight to see in the promo is just that: rats. Hide your garbage, folks. Before the vampire-ridden rodents come for you (and whateverís leftover in that tub of hummus you just threw away) and they wonít stop until youíre sucking every last drop of AB- from a strangerís neck.