I remember walking around the outside of San Diego Comic Con a couple of years ago, putting together my film Experiencing Comic Con and saw this huge building decorated with what looked like a snake. It turns out this building design was part of the advertising for this particular series. The Strain. Since then I have spoken with many fans of the show and cant wait to check it out in this box set. With all 46 episodes telling the complete saga in one binge-worthy collection, when you’re not gripping the edge of your seat, you’ll be jumping off it and I wont have to worry about missing any episodes or being left behind.
Based on the novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, The Strain draws on fears modern and arcane alike with the horror auteur’s frightening new take on the bloody vampire mythos.
House of Cards alumni Corey Stoll brings a complex gravitas to his standout lead role as a researcher struggling to prevent the collapse of both New York under a vampire plague, and his marriage. Award-nominated performances from David Bradley, Richard Sammel and more help round out a strong supporting cast as well.
With a stylistic flair reminiscent of The Shape of Water and the fanboy spirit that birthed Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s fingerprints are all over The Strain, creating a gruesome mystery that will delight fellow genre fans, but be a nightmare for anyone with a weak stomach!