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Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’
The Daily Beast ^ | July 14, 2014 | Andrew Romano

Posted on 07/14/2014 6:40:49 AM PDT by C19fan

The infected have worms writhing under their skin and vicious stingers waiting to shoot out of their mouths at the slightest whiff of hemoglobin. The Strain isn't Twilight. The Strain isn’t your average vampire show.

This much would have been obvious to anyone watching the series’ premiere Sunday night on FX. For starters, there’s the story. A plane lands at JFK, then stops dead on the tarmac. As epidemiologist Ephraim Goodweather (the excellent Corey Stoll of House of Cards) soon discovers, everyone on board is dead—or so it seems. What Goodweather assumes to be a virus actually turns out to be a virulent strain of vampirism—one that has secretly transformed most of the unconscious passengers into the bloodsucking undead and left behind a handful of survivors to morph more slowly (and graphically) as the parasitic bug consumes them from the inside out.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: deltoro; vampires
Wow! An actual scary story about vampires. Who would of thought? It seems Millenials and younger think of vampires are nice people who are just different.
1 posted on 07/14/2014 6:40:49 AM PDT by C19fan
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That's because blood-sucking fiends who move in the dark of night are natural allies of LibProgs, so OF COURSE the mainstream image is cute-and-cuddly, even sparkly. . .

After all, Werewolves vote Republican

2 posted on 07/14/2014 6:44:26 AM PDT by Salgak (Peace through Superior Firepower. . . .)
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To: C19fan

It’s really about Mideast politics.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 7:02:35 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: C19fan

I’m so done with vampires and Shark Week...and zombies too.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 7:17:19 AM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova

Next up, zombie vampires with fins.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 7:20:23 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: C19fan

For me, the scariest vampire movie ever-—with bloodsuckers that have a demonically savage nature-—is “Thirty Days of Night.” I can’t watch that one alone at night.


6 posted on 07/14/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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30 Days of Night was a good idea and a good movie, and it even had noble humans and great vampires.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 7:37:45 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: C19fan

8 posted on 07/14/2014 7:39:59 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Seek help for your affliction.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 7:42:38 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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"30 Days of Night was a good idea and a good movie, and it even had noble humans and great vampires."

You're right; many of the folks fighting the vampires turned out to be heroes. I liked that.

The bald, Asian-looking vampire with those razor teeth? I shudder here in broad daylight, LOL.

10 posted on 07/14/2014 7:45:12 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: safeasthebanks

What kind of services are you offering?


11 posted on 07/14/2014 7:46:43 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu
I'm just an accountant. You need a trained psychiatrist for your problem.

Seriously.

Find one quickly.

12 posted on 07/14/2014 7:50:44 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: C19fan
It seems Millenials and younger think of vampires are nice people who are just different.

I think Hollywood did that on purpose to get young people used to blood-sucking liberal politicians. :)

13 posted on 07/14/2014 7:54:04 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: C19fan

I read the three books and have been hoping that they were made into a trilogy of movies. I think this will be even better.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 8:00:25 AM PDT by gop4lyf (Claire Wolfe called. She said the Awkward Phase is over.)
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To: safeasthebanks

I already have an accountant.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 8:04:09 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: safeasthebanks
Oh, I get it.

Some soccer team just broke you little fan-girl heart.

That is so cute.

16 posted on 07/14/2014 8:11:56 AM PDT by laotzu
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Name calling? that's all you've got? Yawn.

Again, please seek help, ASAP with all the other liberals like Olbermann, Beckel, etc who seem to have some kind of obsession with bashing soccer.

(And I'm not wasting my time with anything else you have to say, so don't bother responding, or you'll be talking to yourself - which I realize may be SOP for you, but....)

17 posted on 07/14/2014 8:16:28 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: safeasthebanks

Well, now you are just being hurtful.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 8:25:11 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: safeasthebanks

NOT THAT THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT

I wish you a fabulous day, my newest friend.

19 posted on 07/14/2014 8:35:14 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: CatherineofAragon

Downloading from Amazon right now.


20 posted on 07/14/2014 9:54:10 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: laotzu

Thanks for the laughs. Those pics were hilarious! (still snickering)


21 posted on 07/14/2014 10:41:52 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: C19fan

Movies like “Twilight” and webtoons like “Orange Marmalade” say that Vampires are just misunderstood.


22 posted on 07/14/2014 10:49:29 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: laotzu

LOL! Twilight fans and soccer fans are so similar. Easily manipulated overaged women and underaged girls and the Twilight fans are just like them. ;-)


23 posted on 07/14/2014 11:34:51 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: Dalberg-Acton
"Downloading from Amazon right now."

Please let us know what you think about it!

24 posted on 07/14/2014 1:26:49 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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30 Days of Night is well worth watching. They don’t hide the vampires and they’re really scary.


25 posted on 07/14/2014 7:36:38 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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"30 Days of Night is well worth watching. They don’t hide the vampires and they’re really scary."

They were, weren't they? Just vicious.

Glad you enjoyed the movie.

26 posted on 07/15/2014 12:47:14 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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