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It's Not for Everyone, But Here Are Several Stills and a Preview of The Strain Episode 1.04

30 July 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

No real scoops came out of Comic-Con for "The Strain," but we do have a few highlight videos from the show's panel along with several stills and a preview of next week's Episode 1.04, "It's Not for Everyone."

In addition, FX has released a bonus "inside look" video in which the cast and creators of "The Strain" explore the complexity of Eph and Nora.

Related Story: Visit our news archive for "The Strain"

The ensemble cast of "The Strain" is comprised of Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, Miguel Gomez, and David Bradley.

"The Strain" Episode 1.04 - "Gone Smooth" (airs 7/27/14, 10Pm)

A secret autopsy demonstrates the bizarre progression of the mystery virus, prompting Jim (Astin) to make a startling confession. Eph (Stoll) and Nora (Maestro) race to find the father of the youngest victim of the plane tragedy, »

- Debi Moore

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The Strain – Episode 3 Review

29 July 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr reviews the third episode of The Strain

The camera pans around an ornately decorated apartment somewhere in Manhattan. Wood panelling, light opera and the warmth and isolation which come with wealth permeates the scene. Thomas Eichorst (Richard Sammel) sits before a theatrical make-up mirror calmly preparing for the day ahead.

Despite the best efforts of Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and his team, they remain no closer to discovering the source of this virus. Ansel Barbour (Nikolai Witschl) is convalescing at home, Gabriel Bolivar (Jack Kesy) hides away in his a converted theatre, while Captain Redfern (Jonathan Potts) remains under observation.

When the remaining quarantined cadavers get confiscated Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) starts grasping at straws. She remains in the background at the municipal courthouse as Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley), stands before the judge to plead his case. Meanwhile Jim Kent (Sean Astin) waits in the offices of Eldritch »

- Gary Collinson

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The Strain episode 3 review: Gone Smooth

29 July 2014 1:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Billy is beginning to get bored with family hour and wants the horror show those behind The Strain promised...

This review contains spoilers.

1.3 Gone Smooth

My patience with The Strain is starting to run out, despite a few mildly interesting sequences in the third episode of the show. It started well enough, with a revealing sequence where we get to see the real face of Thomas Eichorst, and what it takes for him to look human. Sprinkled through the episode we come to realise that he’s exactly what the four survivors are transforming into, though possibly subtly different from what the dead are becoming.

Those parts of this were at least interesting. My big issue is what passed for narrative that went in between, which was dreary in the extreme. How ineffective the Cdc team are is breath-taking given their job titles. Their plan when more than 200 dead people »

- louisamellor

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‘The Strain’, Ep. 1.03, “Gone Smooth” shakily gets things moving

28 July 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Strain, Season 1, Episode 3, “Gone Smooth”

Written by Chuck Hogan

Directed by David Semel

Airs Sundays at 10pm Est on FX

There’s a lot of talk this week about being good, as in a decent person, and what that means. The writers lay it on thick with the scene between Jim and his wife, who has just been accepted into a cancer trial because of Jim’s deal with the devil. “Good things happen to good people, right?” she asks him. “Right?” It’s like she’s just rubbing salt in the wound of his already festering guilt.

Abraham Setrakian, our resident old guy who knows everything, characteristically has no time for such Bs, instead demanding of Nora, “You think being good is enough?” He clearly doesn’t, seeing as he has no use for her until she’s ready to do what has to be done. Outside of the thematic resonance, »

- Jake Pitre

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The Strain Comic-Con Panel Recap: Guillermo del Toro and Company on the Show’s Violence; Upcoming Seasons

28 July 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With two episodes having already aired, the popularity of The Strain is undeniable.  This series, created and executive-produced by Guillermo del Toro, introduces a new take on vampire lore that is not only original and interesting, but seriously terrifying.  This show is not messing around, it's trying to scare the hell out of you.  On Sunday at Comic-Con,  FX presented a special panel and sneak peek of the third episode of The Strain, with series creators del Toro and Chuck Hogan, showrunner Carlton Cuse and cast members Corey StollDavid BradleyMia MaestroSean AstinKevin DurandJonathan HydeRichard SammelNatalie BrownKevin DurandMiguel GomezBen Hyland, and Jack Kesy. During the panel they talked about what it was like adapting the book into a television series, the look of the vampires, where del Toro came up with the idea of the worms and what the casting process for the show was like. »

- Rachel Howard

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‘Fruitvale Station’ DVD Review

28 July 2014 5:08 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray, Ahna O’Reilly, Ariana Neal | Written and Directed by Ryan Coogler

You may recall back in 2009 the news story about a young 22 year old man named Oscar Grant who was shot by a police officer in a train station in an out-of-control situation that was actually caught on camera by on-lookers on their cell phones. These videos were shown by numerous news stations and made their way across the internet.

The story is a sad one, a tragic one, and one that it is impossible to watch unfold without becoming emotional and feeling angry, yet this film is important and director, Ryan Coogler, does a commendable job, especially when one takes into consideration that this is Coogler’s first feature film. We follow the final day in the life of Oscar, played with conviction by star-in-the-making Michael B. »

- Chris Cummings

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Guillermo del Toro brings 'The Strain' to Comic-Con: Live-Blog

27 July 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After live-blogs for "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Following," it's time for the final Hall H panel of Comic-Con 2014. It's Guillermo del Toro and company taking the stage for FX's "The Strain," which will be preceded by a screening on Sunday (July 27) night's episode, which was one of my favorites so far, featuring some jaw-droopingly gross moments, as well as a hilarious sequence for Corey Stoll's wig. Apparently this is the first TV show ever to be paneled in Hall H during its first season. Who knew? Click through for the highlights... 2:37 p.m. Panel time! Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan are introducing our panelists: Ben Hyland, Jack Kesey, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Kevin Durand, Sean Astin (or "The adorable, cuddly Sean Astin," as Guillermo introduces him),  David Bradley ("He's open for wedding planning if you need anything," del Toro jokes), Mia Maestro and Corey Stoll. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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The Strain – Episode 2 Review

25 July 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr reviews the second episode of The Strain

As dawn breaks Eldritch Palmer (Jonathan Hyde) is having breakfast, while his precious cargo pulls out of traffic and disappears into an underground parking structure. Thomas Eichorst (Richard Sammel) middle man and facilitator for Palmer’s Stoneheart group, awaits confirmation that the box has made it over the river before dropping in on an old friend.

In a Brooklyn basement health inspector Vasilly Fet (Kevin Durand) tools up for another day of pest control, while Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) languishes behind bars in police custody.

At JFK international ‘Eph’ (Corey Stoll) and ‘Nora’ (Mia Maestro) lose the fight to keep the survivors quarantined. Within hours of release their symptoms escalate bringing about change. As Eldritch Palmer (Jonathan Hyde) arrives for his meeting Mr,Fitzwilliams (Roger R. Cross) urges him to exercise prudence and caution. A notion both himself and ‘Eph’ (Corey Stoll »

- Gary Collinson

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#Sdcc 14: App Turns You Into a Victim of The Strain

24 July 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Have you been sitting on your couch watching "The Strain" on FX these last couple weeks, wondering what you would look like if you became infected with the horrific disease at the center of the story? Well of course you have. And that's why we love you. Read on to find out how you can catch the infection!

Launched at the San Diego Comic-Con, “The Strain Transformation” app is available as a free download in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Fans can discover what will happen when an ancient parasitic plague enters their system and transforms them into a monstrous vampire.

From examination to diagnosis, they’ll see their transformation in seconds. The app enables the infected to quickly share photos of their results on Facebook and Twitter to inform and warn their friends of the spreading infection. It offers exclusive video and access to "The Strain" social media, »

- John Squires

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The Strain Transformation App Released

24 July 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you’ve ever wondered what you would look like as an infected vampire while watching Guillermo del Toro’s new TV series The Strain, then you can now find out without going through the painful process yourself. A new transformation app has been released that allows users to see themselves depicted in various stages of the ancient vampiric infection, and you definitely wouldn’t want to use it as your LinkedIn profile photo.

The Strain Transformation app is now available as a free download in the iTunes and Google Play stores:

Los Angeles, July 24, 2014 – “FX’s newest hit series, The Strain, from acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro and executive producer Carlton Cuse, has a warning for the general public: They may be infected with The Strain.

The Strain Transformation app is available as a free download in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Fans can discover what will happen »

- Derek Anderson

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FX Wants You To Spread The Infection

24 July 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Because you can only "Dead Yourself" so many times, right?

FX’s newest hit series, The Strain, from acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro and executive producer Carlton Cuse, has a warning for the general public: They may be infected with The Strain.

The Strain Transformation app is available as a free download in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Fans can discover what will happen when an ancient parasitic plague enters their system and transforms them into a monstrous vampire. From examination to diagnosis, they’ll see their transformation in seconds. The app enables the infected to quickly share photos of their results on Facebook and Twitter to inform and warn their friends of the spreading infection. It offers exclusive video and access to The Strain social media, including the official Strain Facebook and Twitter pages..

FX worked with the agency Neo-Pangea to execute the Transformation App experience.

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- Chris Connors

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The Strain Episode 3 Photos Released

24 July 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

While nobody likes catching a virus, at least our medicine-aided bodies are usually able to recover. But, if you catch the vampire virus in The Strain, Guillermo del Toro’s new TV series, you’re on the fast track to becoming a creature of the night, as shown in the newly released photos from the next episode.

Episode 3: “Gone Smooth” Synopsis: “Eph and Nora fight to save Captain Redfern’s life before coming face-to-face with the horrifying effects of the virus. A spike in rat attacks signals Fet that something inexplicable is happening deep below the city. Released from jail, Setrakian begins his own merciless plan to stop the spread of the disease.”

The Strain is a high concept thriller from Academy Award® nominated Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse, which is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title »

- Derek Anderson

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‘The Strain’, Ep. 1.02, “The Box” disappoints with dull clichés

22 July 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Strain, Season 1, Episode 2, “The Box”

Written by David Weddle and Bradley Thompson

Directed by David Semel

Airs Sundays at 10pm Est on FX

Last week, I said that The Strain would live or die based on how it balances the silliness with the seriousness. This week, it gave us no indication which direction it will be going in, instead giving us an incredibly boring episode of clichés, which is very disappointing.

“The Box” is an episode of our protagonists moving far slower than the audience, dulling the momentum almost entirely. We spend a little more time with our ensemble, including Gus and his stereotypical Hispanic family, in a scene full of clunky dialogue establishing backstory and characterization for people that are either unimportant or uninteresting. Gabriel, the rock star, hangs out with some naked women because he’s a rock star, and becomes the first of the plane’s »

- Jake Pitre

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Come Face-to-Face with These Stills and Preview of The Strain Episode 1.03 - Gone Smooth

22 July 2014 1:09 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If you'll be at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, you can get an early look at "Gone Smooth," Episode 1.03 of "The Strain." The rest of you can console yourselves with these new images from and preview of the ep.

As a bonus, we have an inside look at "The Threat" of "The Strain." Discover the genesis and biology of Guillermo del Toro's terrifying vampires.

Related Story: Visit our news archive for "The Strain"

"The Strain" Sdcc panel is being held on Sunday, July 27th, from 1:45-3:45 pm in Hall H and includes a preview screening of Episode 1.03, "Gone Smooth."

The ensemble cast of "The Strain" is comprised of Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, Miguel Gomez, and David Bradley.

"The Strain" Episode 1.03 - "Gone Smooth" (airs 7/27/14, 10Pm)

Eph (Stoll) and Nora (Maestro) fight »

- Debi Moore

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The Strain episode 2 review: The Box

22 July 2014 3:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Strain still isn't doing much for Billy in week two. Here's his review of The Box...

Review

This review contains spoilers.

1.2 The Box

First, I must apologise for the first review of this show, where I failed to grasp that the cheesiness at points it was fully intentional. Perhaps in my defence, it wasn’t consistently so, and I’ve not read the source material which I’m told is more patently B-Movie. With that in mind I approached the second helping of The Strain with a more open perspective, yet didn’t find it any more enjoyable.

Why? Because whatever story they’ve got to tell about modern day vampires, they’re not exactly rushing to present it. To say that The Box progressed at a glacial pace suggests it moved much more briskly than it actually did.

The opening sequence introduced a new character, Vasiliy Fet, who »

- louisamellor

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The Strain Recap: The Master’s Degree

20 July 2014 8:13 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last week’s Strain pilot episode, “Night Zero,” straddled a fine line between sub-genre excess and elegant thematic prose. If its ensuing chapter, “The Box,” is a reasonable barometer for where the balance might tilt, then things are going to get very, very silly. Just when you thought we’d met all the players, “Box” opens up on Vasiliy Fet (Kevin Durand), a badass pest-control man who occupies a vast warehouse loft in Red Hook. His distaste for vermin and zeal for eradicating unwelcome critters suggests some particularly icky trauma buried deep in his personal history. In the present, that predilection for stomping out multi-legged infection carriers means bad news for the owner of a swank Manhattan restaurant. Vasiliy can’t be bought like some rookie exterminator. A free meal won’t sate his appetite for fumigation. And boy, does he know his way around an Led flashlight. Likewise, Holocaust-surviving »

- Kenny Herzog

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The Strain Review: “The Box” (Season 1, Episode 2)

20 July 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not that much happens in “The Box,” but that doesn’t mean it isn’t another great episode of The Strain. After the show’s fantastic premiere last week, I had wondered how Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan planned to space out their story, and this second episode establishes a quick pace and deliciously eerie style that should serve The Strain very well throughout the rest of its first season. And gore-hounds will surely be satisfied with “The Box,” given the gross-out scene it concludes with.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. At the end of “Night Zero,” Eph and Nora were scratching their heads over the disappearance of the titular box, a massive coffin covered in mysterious, satanic scrawlings, and by the end of this episode, it has changed hands from gang-banger Gus Elizalde to the wax-skinned vampire Eichhorst and mysterious businessman Eldritch Palmer. We »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Strain Comic-Con Event Gives Fans Access to the Show With Unseen Footage and Guest Appearances

18 July 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

FX just premiered The Strain last Sunday and unfortunately I haven’t gotten a chance to check it out yet.  But I hear the series, based on the books by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, is one of the more unrelenting takes on vampirism in TV history (and that it’s quite fun as well).  If you’re already a fan of the show, and if you’re going to be at the San Diego Comic-Con next week, then there’s an exclusive event you won’t want to miss. The Strain (check out our recap) tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather,” the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City.  Goodweather and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.  As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, »

- Evan Dickson

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The Strain: Season One Ratings

17 July 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Like the characters on The Strain, TV shows have to fight for their survival. Will this new FX series be a success in the ratings and survive? Will it live to see a second season or will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned to find out.

On The Strain, a team of disease control experts are called in to investigate when a plane lands in New York with 200 corpses on board. They soon discover that a viral outbreak has begun that could overtake humanity. The large cast includes Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Mía Maestro, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jack Kesy, Sean Astin, and Robert Maillet.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Creepy New Promo and Stills from The Strain Episode 1.02 - The Box

16 July 2014 4:54 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We have over a dozen new images and a fresh promo to share for Episode 1.02 of FX's "The Strain," entitled "The Box." Having already seen the ep, we can assure you that you do Not want to open that box!

The ensemble cast of "The Strain" includes Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, Miguel Gomez, and David Bradley.

Related Story: Visit our news archive for "The Strain"

Attending this year's San Diego Comic-Con? "The Strain" panel is being held on Sunday, July 27th, from 1:45-3:45 pm in Hall H and includes a preview screening of Episode 1.03, "Gone Smooth."

"The Strain" Episode 1.02 - "The Box" (airs 7/20/14, 10Pm)

Strange symptoms begin to show in the four survivors. Meanwhile, Setrakian (Bradley) gets a surprise visitor. Directed by David Semel; written by David Weddle and Bradley Thompson.

For »

- Debi Moore

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