FX’s upcoming Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ is due to be released on July 13th and to date we still haven’t been finding out much about the vampires in the series. At least for those who haven’t read the novel, it is based off of we haven’t found much off. What we do know from stills to teasers is that the show keeps continuing to up the creep factor without showing us these bloodsuckers. However, today we’ve got an illustration that depicts The Master who is one of the oldest of the vampires in existence and the main carrier of the disease which is spreading across New York City.

In order to depict him on screen, the behemoth that they’ve made to show off is operated by two separate individuals, actor Robert Maillet and dancer Roberto Campanella. It doesn’t stop there as there are also several special effects artists that finish off bringing him to an unlife on screen. Check it out in detail below. Each of the “+” points on this image give a little more detail on the horrific creature we’ll come to know as “The Master”.

I like the talking point of ‘the cloak’ as it shows we are getting a slow burn to see what exactly The Master will end up looking like. The rest are fun details as also give hints at how the vampires will look and how they’ve come to be as they are.

I’m absolutely looking forward to ‘The Strain’ being released. Are you? Do you plan on tuning in to FX’s latest horror show? 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.

‘The Strain’ starring Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez premieres on FX on July 13, 2014.

Sources: Entertainment Weekly