This is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the strong opener in The Strain trilogy of books written by Hollywood uber-director Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, author of Prince of Thieves (that novel adapted into recently released and highly rated Ben Affleck directed film The Town).
With such a good start to the series it was clear the heavyweight contenders behind its creation are more than appropriately tooled to deliver the goods, as they did with The Strain. Were they able to continue the strong pace of that horror-cum-apocalyptic entree? Read on to find out (warning: spoilers for The Strain contained in remainder of review, including next paragraph). Click here to read more.. »
I just wanted to wish all of our readers out there a Happy New Year! May 2011 bring you much joy and happiness, and many, many great spooky books.
Looking at my reading pile (which is as epic as Dan Simmons’ recently reviewed Carrion Comfort) I have to say that without even taking into account some of the cool new upcoming books headed our way in 2011, I’ve still a fair few volumes sprinkled in from the past few years and decades to make my way through. Not that I’m complaining you understand.
I am eagerly looking forward to the new horror, supernatural and weird books headed our way this year. Three books especially stand out for me that will see publication in the first few months of the year. Click here to read more.. »
The Strain-trilogy co-author and revered film director Guillermo Del Toro confirmed another hat-trick horror vehicle through a planned video game project currently called Insane.
The co-author of books such as The Strain and The Fall, as well as director of Hellboy 1 & 2, Pan’s Labyrinth and Cronos to name a few, has inked a deal with THQ to produce a horror video game trilogy. Click here to read more.. »
When I first read that Guillermo Del Toro had teamed up with author Chuck Hogan to pen what was to be the first in a trilogy of books dealing with vampires I took note. The main reason being that Del Toro’s vision in the medium of films is persistently captivating; I’ve loved his moodily dark yet visually enchanting themes in movies from The Devil’s Backbone through to Hellboy and its sequel.
I also recall his debut film, Cronos, being one of my favourites of the 90′s, itself dealing in a most unique way with vampire lore. I am glad to say that I’ve not been disappointed with his influence in The Strain. Click here to read more.. »