Win one of two copies of book one of Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming vampire epic The Strain

The Strain book cover details
The Strain book cover details

A few weeks ago I posted a story on director Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming vampire book trilogy The Strain, which is being published by Harper Collins. As the June 2nd release date for the first book in the series fast approaches, I’ve just found out that we’re getting two copies of The Strain for FilmFetish readers to enjoy, which is really cool. I personally can’t wait to devour my review copy of the book, which I should be receiving any day now.

In order to be entered in the random drawing for your free copy of The Strain, here’s what you need to do:

  1. As always, you need to be a member of, or sign-up for our eNews, if you’re not already. CLICK HERE to do that. It’s totally free.
  2. Reply to this post, and tell me which of Guillermo del Toro’s many upcoming film projects, are you most looking forward to… and WHY?

I’ll be running this contest through next Friday, June 5th, 2009. Then on that day, I’ll choose the two best answers, and they will win the two copies of the book. As always, best of luck.

CLICK HERE to get a sneak peek inside The Strain.

More about The Strain Trilogy
The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.

The Strain
They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come. In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country. In two months—the world.

A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing…

So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city – a city that includes his wife and son—before it is too late.

About the Authors

Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro made his feature directorial debut in 1993 with the film Cronos, and has since gone on to direct Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I, Hellboy II and Pan’s Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards. He will also direct two films based on The Hobbit, to be produced by Peter Jackson.

Chuck Hogan
Chuck Hogan
Chuck Hogan is the author of several acclaimed novels, including The Standoff and Prince of Thieves, which won the 2005 Hammett Award and was called one of the 10 best novels of the year by Stephen King. Prince of Thieves will soon be a major motion picture.

Find out more about the series at its official website,

The Strain book cover
The Strain book cover