The 13 episode first season of FX’s ‘The Strain‘ is coming in July and I have to tell you the latest poster is quite horrifying. Maybe it is because I’ve had Lasik so anything happening to eyes freaks me the hell out, but this latest poster for Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming series is just plain creepy. Here, take a quick look:

Nothing like a worm squirming around as it enters an eyeball and eats under the skin to lighten your mood. I’m cringing just thinking about it. What is more interesting, though, is the gloved hand that is examining the worm. Is the worm coming out and the person with the gloved hand is studying it? Or did they just help insert the worm into the eye? On top of that, if you look at the center of the eye, it almost appears to be observing an eclipse. You may remember a previous teaser that featured just such an eclipse with the tagline “He is here.”

Speaking of teasers, next up is the latest teaser for ‘The Strain’ entitled “Body Bags” which I feel is actually half way decent though with what little payoff comes at the end seems too little for the length of the teaser. Don’t get me wrong, I still really want to see the show. I’m just not a big fan of this round of teasers.

Also we have another teaser called “Candy Cane”. It is unfortunately not as in depth as some of the teasers and trailers have been. It is clear that the “Candy Cane” referenced in the title is the cane itself that is being shown that someone is tapping against the ground.

Too short to be sweet. I am going to make a guess that the cane is being held by an ancient vampire or someone hunting them. It seems a bit too orange to be a standard cane with no real meaning.

What do you think of the latest teaser? More importantly what do you think of how creepy that poster is? Share your thoughts below!


The Strain“ is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

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