The Strain Season 2 – What’s After the Finale? by Brandon Engel

The Daves would once again like to welcome guest blogger Brandon Engel with his take on season 2 of the FX hit show, The Strain!

The Strain, based on the book trilogy of the same name and brought to life by horror maestro Guillermo del Toro and LOST showrunner Carlton Cuse, has been renewed for a third season by FX. The first season was a slow-burn event with everything leading up to a cliffhanger finale that kept fans and critics anxious for season two. Where season one strayed a bit from the literary source material, season two strayed much further from that source material to create a television show with its own identity.

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John Landis’ INNOCENT BLOOD – A Not So Guilty Pleasure!

Once again John Landis has proven why he is the master of mixing horror with comedy. He did it first in 1981 with AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and he was back at it eleven years later with INNOCENT BLOOD. Things that worked in his werewolf film…things like a recognizable cast, amazing effects, fun cameos and just the right mixture of horror and comedy…work just as well when he takes on vampires. Why he isn’t making more films I will never know.

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“Underworld Awakening”…Fourth but not Final!

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I just returned from seeing UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING at my local theater and, unlike its lead character, my heart is still pumping. After the last movie I saw, THE DEVIL INSIDE (my review HERE), I decided to keep my high hopes in check. While BOTH films managed to do quite well financially on their opening weekends, I attribute that more to us horror fans craving a night at the movies as opposed to a testament of the films themselves. This one, however, does give you your money’s worth.

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Does the 2011 “Fright Night” Have the Same Bite as the Original?

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Let me start by saying that I absolutely hate remakes. Anyone that has followed me on here knows that and my reasoning is simple…nine out of ten times they suck! The fact that so many of the movies coming out today are sequels or remakes really shows the state of Hollywood! They have literally run out of ideas (and I am sure it is a lot cheaper to hire someone to re-write something that worked in the 80’s then to hire someone with an original thought in their head).

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