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Van Helsing Had A Daughter, Who Got Her Own Series

by Peter Paltridgeon 11/03/2015
You’re all familiar with the vampire hunter known as Van Helsing, correct? He first appeared in Bram Stoker’s 1987 Dracula novel. Like any old public domain character, he’s had plenty of adaptions and reinterpretations over the decades cinema has existed. In 2012 Universal announced they wanted to make a new Van Helsing movie — which […]

Phicen Making Van Helsing Figure, But Not The One You’re Thinking Of…

by Peter Paltridgeon 05/22/2015
I mean look at it, yikes. Let’s just tick off some boxes to attract attention….make the vampire hunter of literature legend a woman, make her figure extremely over the top, add fishnet stockings, and let’s throw some Steampunk in there because the geeks will eat that up too. What’s actually going on is that this […]

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The Strain Season Finale ‘The Master’ Recap

by Shawn Hopkinson 10/06/2014
With this episode, the first season of The Strain comes to an end. But as fans of the source novels know there are many more dark stories to be told. The Strain will be back for at least a second season to adapt some of these, so this is more of a “see you later” […]
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The Strain Episode 12 ‘Last Rites’ Airs Sunday at 10 on FX

by Shawn Hopkinson 09/26/2014
The gang kind of blew it when they went to take on the Master in last week’s episode, huh? Not that their plan was super great, but the execution was even worse. And so, in this penultimate episode of the show’s first season, everyone is still in horrible danger. Here’s the episode description from the […]

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The Strain Episode 11 ‘The Third Rail’ Recap

by Shawn Hopkinson 09/22/2014
  As the Strain heads into the home stretch of its first season, a persistent theme has become clear. The series continues to cycle back to loss and grief and how we shy from the same. It pops up in the obvious places, like a father’s stubborn refusal to give up his child in the […]
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The Strain Episode Nine ‘The Disappeared’ Recap

by Shawn Hopkinson 09/08/2014
Last Sunday’s episode of The Strain left us on a shocking note with the infection and death of Jim Kent. Can this night’s episode, “The Disappeared,” up the emotional stakes even more? Well, Eph does have a family, right? Tonight the Master strikes straight for his heart. The episode picks up with Zack being dropped […]

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The Strain Episode Nine ‘The Disappeared’ Airs Sunday on FX

by Shawn Hopkinson 09/05/2014
Last Sunday’s episode of The Strain was claustrophobic, high-octane vampire action. It looks like this Sunday’s upcoming episode “The Disappeared” opens the story back up. And throws in a bonus emotional punch to the gut. Here’s the episode description from the show’s official website: Eph races to safeguard his family, only to learn that Kelly […]
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The Strain Episode Eight “Creatures of the Night” Airs Sunday on FX

by Shawn Hopkinson 08/29/2014
The eighth episode of vampire thriller The Strain, “Creatures of The Night,” airs Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on FX. From the teaser above it looks like things are getting even more out of control as the Master’s plan starts to take effect. Here’s the episode description from the show’s official website: After discovering the […]

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The Strain Episode Seven ‘For Services Rendered’ Airs Sunday on FX

by Shawn Hopkinson 08/22/2014
FX’s vampire thriller The Strain keeps getting grimmer and more intense. It has been interesting to see how adding actors into the story told in famed horror director Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Blade II) and writer Chuck Hogan’s 2009 novel brings these characters to life and shifts the television series into being its own unique […]
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The Strain Episode Six ‘Occultation’ Recap

by Shawn Hopkinson 08/18/2014
The Strain’s sixth episode, “Occultation,” is filled with omens and apocalyptic foreboding. Characters literally say it feels like the apocalypse several times. Unfortunately for, them, that may not be hyperbole. In its first six episodes The Strain has done a great job of ratcheting up the tension, though there really hasn’t been a big payoff […]