Terrifying, exciting, and funny, THE STRAIN on the FX channel is a rollercoaster ride of horror.
I have never been much into vampire stories, but a few tickle my fancy… 1931’s DRACULA with Bela Lugosi is a great film; NEAR DARK from 1987 features Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen and Jenette Goldstein in a very cool take on a traveling clan of blood suckers; and LIFEFORCE from 1985 brought us some scary space vampires. There is a handful more, but overall, it ain’t my thing.
But THE STRAIN… this show has me. Maybe it’s because it started out, in the summer of 2014, as a retelling of the original DRACULA. Maybe it’s because the vampires are evil (TWILIGHT-sparkling vampires piss me off). Or maybe it’s because the show never takes itself too seriously. Yeah, I bet it’s all of the above.
I am very happy this popcorn-munching-curled-up-on-the-couch show has returned to the FX network on Sunday nights. Season 2 came out of the gate strong last week and promises more delightful scares and chuckles. Remember to stay in the direct sunlight and never answer the door.
Photo courtesy of the-strain.com.