The Strain

The Strain season 2 episode 4 review: The Silver Angel

Billy Grifter Review Aug 4, 2015

The Strain kicks off with a brilliant first five minutes this week, then goes unfortunately downhill from there...

The Strain season 2 episode 3 review: Fort Defiance

Billy Grifter Review Jul 30, 2015

It's not saying much, but this week's episode of The Strain was arguably its best yet...

The Strain season 2 episode 2 review: By Any Means

Billy Grifter Review Jul 27, 2015

The Strain continues to lack narrative cohesion in its second season, which can at least boast much-improved special effects...

The Strain season 2 episode 1 review: BK, NY

Billy Grifter Review Jul 17, 2015

Guillermo del Toro's The Strain returns for season two still struggling with several of its old season one problems...

The Strain episode 13 review: The Master

Billy Grifter Review Oct 8, 2014

The first run of The Strain comes to an end, but hardly a conclusion. Here's Billy's review of the season one finale...

The Strain episode 12 review: Last Rites

Billy Grifter Review Sep 30, 2014

Billy still feels that The Strain is treading water, even in its penultimate episode. Here's his review of Last Rites...

The Strain episode 11 review: The Third Rail

Billy Grifter Review Sep 22, 2014

Abraham takes his team underground in this week's episode of The Strain. Here's Billy's review...

The evolution of the TV virus thriller

Louisa Mellor Feature Sep 17, 2014

As Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain comes to the UK, we look back at how TV’s virus thrillers have mutated over the decades…

The Strain episode 10 review: Loved Ones

Billy Grifter Review Sep 16, 2014

Billy struggles to care for The Strain's main character focus this week. Here's his review of Loved Ones...

The books behind today's TV horror resurgence

Becky Lea Feature Sep 15, 2014

From The Strain to Penny Dreadful, Hannibal and more, we celebrate some of the books behind TV’s golden age of horror…

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