Destroy Bloodsucking Parasites in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s “The Strain” Trilogy

Destroy Bloodsucking Parasites in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s “The Strain” Trilogy

Although many know Guillermo del Toro as the director behind the hit movie Pacific Rim and the upcoming FX television show The Strain, what many don’t know is that The Strain is based off of del Toro’s sci-fi trilogy. The trilogy includes The Strain, The Fall, and Night Eternal and revolves around vampires that are planning to take over the world.

Although it sounds hokey, del Toro and Hogan’s bloodsucking undead are not the sparkling Edward Cullen from Twilight kind. Instead, their vampires are parasites who infect their victims via a worm-like creature that spreads like a virus. It’s up to Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, who is the head of the CDC “Canary” team, and his motley crew of vampire slayers to defeat them and save not only New York but the entire world too.

Unlike the paranormal romance novels that populate the Young Adult genre, Hogan and del Toro’s trilogy are not for kids. The novels have the feel of a horror movie, especially thanks to the atmospheric writing and del Toro’s reimagining of vampires as parasitic pests. Readers will instantly get sucked into del Toro’s world and will feel as if they too are fighting off the hosts of the undead. For everyone who is tired of the “vampiric romantic hero” trope, The Strain trilogy is a breath of fresh air.

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