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Finally: Full Length Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Strain' Gets Into The Bloodstream

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 5, 2014 6:01 PM
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There's teasing... and then there's teasing to the point where we begin to lose interest, and that's frankly where we've been at with Guillermo del Toro's "The Strain." FX launched a lengthy and often tedious viral campaign for the film showing little in the way of actual footage, but that has all changed as today we now have a proper trailer, and guess what? We're excited about this again.

Based on the book series written by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, this new show brings together a pretty terrific cast — Corey Stoll, Mía Maestro, David Bradley, Natalie Brown, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Sean Astin, Richard Sammel, Ben Hyland, Javier Botet, Doug Jones — for a story set in a world where an viral outbreak has lead to vampirism. And it's not hot hunky Southern vampires like in "True Blood," but typically freaky del Toro-esque bloodsuckers, coupled with a procedural aspect it seems. Looks like a lot fun.

"The Strain" arrives on July 13th. Watch below. [Live For Films]

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  • Jc | June 16, 2014 11:09 AMReply

    Derrick. Your insane. The book series was amazing. I mean the ending left a lil to be desired but it was a great page turner and the best trio of books I have read in years. I have been thinking about the poss show since I read the last book and its finally here. I can't wait for July 13th.

  • Derrick | June 7, 2014 12:59 PMReply

    The book series was alright. I just hope they do a better job in the show with character development. By the end of the series, I could honestly care less who lived or died.

  • Leslie | July 9, 2014 11:32 PM

    The characters were very flat in the book series, and they never explained what made Eph so pivotal because, frankly, he was a moron. And, *spoiler?* the love triangle was juvenile at best.

  • LordJiggy | June 6, 2014 12:32 AMReply

    Ah, man, the first book was tedious as hell. It was CSI Transylvania...with characters breaking out in dramatically convenient stupidity just when the plot required it. Pass.

  • YaBoyMountainsOfMadness | June 6, 2014 12:22 AMReply

    This shit is going to own. Hope they do each book as one season. Over and out keep it simple.

  • Leslie | July 9, 2014 11:33 PM

    Agreed! Please don't let there be episodes where Eph's writing in his diary the whole time.

  • s | June 5, 2014 6:49 PMReply

    Yikes, that trailer made me jump. Can't wait!

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