The Strain Teasers Get Creepier With Candy, Canes And Body Bags

FX continues to freak us out with their teasers for Guillermo Del Toro's The Strain. We didn't think anything could top the skin-crawling creep factor inspired by 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.

And this one's titled "Candy Cane." You'll see why when you watch...

There are no candy canes in the above teaser, but we do see a creepy cane, which tap-tap-taps on the ground as he scatters candy about. As horrified as I was by the sight of that worm crawling into the eye in one of the previously released teasers, this "Candy Cane" teaser takes it to a creepy clown level.


Those who've read Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's book on which this series is based may have a better idea of who's holding the cane and dropping candy. But based solely on the promotional content FX has been releasing for The Strain, I'm guessing it's the "He" teased in the "He is Here" promos...

Perhaps a bit of candy and some cane tapping will get the rats to come running?

Coming to FX this summer, The Strain comes from Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse and centers on a vampiric viral outbreak and the CDC team called to New York to investigate the situation. The cast includes Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Mia Maestro, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Javier Botet and Sean Astin.

The Strain is expected to arrive in July, so we still have a little while to wait, and knowing FX's promotional style, it might be safe to expect more of these fun, dark and disturbing teasers before the network releases any footage. But we're not complaining. These disturbing teasers are really doing the trick to whet our appetite for what we hope will be another great drama at the cable channel. And in the meantime those who haven't read the trilogy of novels yet still have plenty of time to do that between now and then.

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