​The Strain's Vampire Apocalypse Hasn't Been Postponed, It's Just Slow

The entire cast finally wising up to the vampire menace? Actual vampire hunting? The Strain was moving a little too fast for somebody, so in "Occultation," Guillermo del Toro applies the breaks. But even he couldn't stop the vampire apocalypse from finally beginning in earnest by the end of the episode. » 8/18/14 2:20pm Monday 2:20pm

Life After Beth Fails To Inject New Life Into The "Zombie Comedy" Genre

At this point, "zombie comedy" has become a movie genre in its own right, thanks to films like Shaun of the Dead and Fido. And the latest addition is Life After Beth, about a young man whose dead girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) comes back. Alas, Beth is not quite funny enough, or clever enough, to stand out from the zombie… » 8/14/14 1:40pm Thursday 1:40pm

​Someone Finally Starts Hunting Some Goddamn Vampires On The Strain

Somewhere in the shadows, there lies a dark power. An elusive being of darkness and terror that lays hiding, biding its time, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. It is, of course, the main plot of Guillermo del Toro's The Strain. And in "It's Not For Everyone," it finally came out to play... a little. » 8/04/14 12:40pm 8/04/14 12:40pm

Guillermo Del Toro Showed Us Why Crimson Peak May Be His Creepiest Film

We just saw the first footage from Guillermo del Toro's next film, Crimson Peak. And based on that first glimpse, this movie could actually be his most lovely and disturbing film yet, thanks to insane imagery and loads of atmosphere. And del Toro may still get to make Hellboy 3 or Mountains of Madness! » 7/26/14 2:10pm 7/26/14 2:10pm

Two Horror Writers Explain How Co-Authoring Made Their Novel Scarier

Sleeping Policemen seemed, at times, to come too easily. It was a joy to write—much of the seeming effortlessness fueled by the collaboration, that synthesis of friendship and creativity. It began as a notion—"Let's write a novel quick and mean and gritty"—that took shape, dark and dirty, through a string of emails: » 7/24/14 1:34pm 7/24/14 1:34pm

​Why Is The Strain So Much More Interested In Assholes Than Vampires?

The second episode of Guillermo del Toro's The Strain seems disinterested — almost maliciously — in advancing the plot. I thought this was going to be a show about a vampire plague as seen through science. So why do I have to watch all these terrible characters not getting eaten by vampires? » 7/21/14 2:45pm 7/21/14 2:45pm