You can tell that a lot of his previous work influences The Strain. We spoke with the visionary director ahead of this week's Blu-ray release of The Strain, and he shared which of his past works has an extremely heavy influence on how The Strain turned out: the ass kicking 2001 epic, Blade II.
Some would think that the most horrifying fate on a vampire show is, of course, being turned into one of the undead. However, it sounds like we've had it wrong all the long, as The Strain actress Natalie Brown says the makeup chair brings its own little horror.
Last week on The Strain, the board was set for one seemingly final assault on The Master and his army of bloodsuckers. With their base camp destroyed and everyone taking some sort of vengeful stance against the vampires that have ravaged the city, it's time to take the fight to the doorstep of the enemy. Thankfully, “The Master” does not disappoint, capping off a first season to remember.
With just one week until The Strain's first season finale, it's time to start upping the ante a little. Did "Last Rites" give the series new life, or is it one step closer to the grave?
This week on The Strain, both the adults and the kid go off wandering, with one finding a more positive outcome than the rest. Plus, Eph and Fet work on their pissing match skills.
With only three episodes left after tonight, The Strain is starting to tie up some loose ends, as well as plant some new plotlines for next season. Unfortunately, one of those loose ends has met a violent end that turns into a dark beginning.
Last week on The Strain, we were treated to an hour-long set piece, as our heroes were trapped in a gas station for a good portion of the night. We also saw the group power dynamic change as Vasily Fet officially joined the Setrakian hunting party. This week, it's business as usual, which is both good and bad.
With just five episodes to go after tonight, The Strain has gone all out with this week's exciting episode! Unfortunately for one major character, the gas station will always be their final place of resting.
Last week on The Strain, the eclipse finally occurred and the equilibrium in the game has changed. Vampires are slowly but surely taking over, and the window for defeat is shrinking. Tonight's episode was a perfect example of what happens when you stay true enough to the book to please fans, while at the same time adding enough new material into the mix to be different.
The Strain is here to stay. Just days after its sixth episode aired, FX has announced that they're renewing the series for a second season. The announcement states that the second season will consist of thirteen episodes. Also announced is the news that Season 1 of The Strain will be available on DVD and Blu-ray December 2. Hey, just in time for the holidays!
Last week on The Strain, we witnessed the vampiric infection make itself known in the survivors of Flight 753. With Gabriel fully turned, and Joan on her way out, it looked as if The Master's plan was gaining steam. Tonight's episode had the most intense dispatching of a vampire that we've ever witnessed, and it wasn't even the beginning of the madness on display tonight.
With time running out before the pivotal solar eclipse, good and evil are rushing to raise their armies. One side has a better hand than the other, and it looks like all bets will close soon.
As the eclipse draws near, Eph and his team are running out of time to avert disaster. Which means now's a good time to have the traitor in your midst engage in an attack of conscience.
If you thought last week's episode of The Strain played it too safe and slow, then you're going to love this week's change of pace. The darkness is growing, as well as the infection, and before the night is over, another skull is going to get caved in.
Week two of The Strain has shifted gears to personal stories instead of last week's more wide spread scope. But can it still maintain the momentum gained in Night Zero?