Harper Collins will release the paperback edition of Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain on June 29th. To celebrate the new edition of the epic vampire tale, FilmFetish is giving away 5 copies of The Strain paperback edition to readers.
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More about 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.
An epic battle for survival begins between man and vampire in The Strain — the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy from one of Hollywood’s most inventive storytellers and a critically acclaimed thriller writer. Guillermo del Toro, the genius director of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, and Hammett Award-winning author Chuck Hogan have joined forces to boldly reinvent the vampire novel.
The New York Times says, “A new crew of vampires is stalking the best-seller list this week…. My bets are on The Strain”, while ESPN.com’s Ray Carsillo raves, “The Strain is a tremendous, thrilling read. I had to keep putting the book down after every few pages because I was so creeped out by the amazingly descriptive passages. If you can work up the courage to finish the book, you’ll be clamoring for the second and third installment of this trilogy in no time. This story will redefine how you look at vampires…. [A] phenomenal read….The Strain is a must read.”
Brilliant, blood-chilling, and unputdownable, The Strain is a nightmare of the first order.
About the Authors
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 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.
Below are some video clips from The Strain.
The Strain Trailer
The Strain – Shed Scene
The Strain – Jail Scene
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