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The Strain Has a Serious ‘Master’ Problem Right Now

One of the best television episodes this year was the Season 2 premiere of FX’s vampire series The Strain, which featured a pre-credits scene directed by Guillermo del Toro, co-writer of the novel trilogy the show is based on. The flashback sequence showed us the origin story of the so-called Master, who we learned was […]

Coolest Horror Images of the Week: 7/20-7/26

We’ve reached the end of another week – thank god! – which means it’s time to once again take a look at the coolest, weirdest and/or most awesome images I’ve stumbled across on the internet this week. So let’s get right to it, shall we?! Jerry Macaluso used to own SOTA Toys, and nearly a […]

The Strain Season 2 Premiere: Five Coolest Moments

Ephraim Goodweather, Abraham Setrakian and the whole vampire-killing gang returned last night in the Season 2 premiere of FX’s The Strain, which was 90-minutes long and packed with rubbery monsters galore. This season, the vampire apocalypse is in full swing, and if last night’s premiere was any indication, our Sunday nights are about to be […]

The Most Awesome Images of the Week: 3/30-4/3

We’ve reached the end of another week – thank god! – which means it’s time to once again take a look at the coolest, weirdest and/or most awesome images I’ve stumbled across on the internet this week. So let’s get right to it, shall we?! In their never-ending quest to turn every iconic character in […]

The Strain Season 1 Finale: Recap and Thoughts

It feels like just yesterday that a plane full of undead passengers landed in New York, and long-tongued vampires began ravaging the city. And yet, it was nearly three months ago that The Strain premiered on FX, the show wrapping up its inaugural season with last night’s 13th episode. Throughout the course of the season, […]

The Strain Season 1, Episode 12: Recap and Thoughts

One of the strongest aspects of The Strain‘s inaugural season has been the decades-spanning story of good vs. evil, reflected in the relationship between Abraham Setrakian and The Master’s right hand man, Thomas Eichorst. If Eichorst is Dracula then Setrakian is Van Helsing, and it’s of course no coincidence that the latter shares a first […]

The Strain Season 1, Episode 11: Recap and Thoughts

If Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights has an attraction themed after The Strain next year, I’m willing to bet it’ll be largely based on this past Sunday night’s eleventh episode, which finally took the main characters down into the subway tunnels and put Eph face-to-face with The Master. Horror was primarily the name of the […]

The Strain Season 1, Episode 10: Recap & Thoughts

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the evolution of The Strain in the past few weeks, the show starting out as little more than a whacky good time and unexpectedly transitioning into what I can’t help but refer to as the vampire version of The Walking Dead. Whereas it was once the monster action that drew […]

The Strain Season 1, Episode 9: Recap and Thoughts

A great episode of a TV show is one that’s good not just as a standalone hour but one that also changes that show for the better, going forward. I can’t think of a more fitting way to describe The Strain’s eighth episode, which finally swapped out ‘shit is about to go down’ for ‘shit […]

The Strain Season 1, Episode 8: Recap and Thoughts

Prior to this past Sunday night’s episode of The Strain, show-runner Carlton Cuse took to Twitter to let his followers know that it’s his personal favorite hour of the show to date, in a follow-up tweet writing that “A lot of stuff we’ve set up starts to pay off.” As promised, ‘Creatures of the Night’ […]