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by Alison Willmore
December 3, 2013 10:17 AM
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Watch: A Found Footage-Style First Teaser for Guillermo del Toro's FX Vampire Drama 'The Strain'

Guillermo del Toro and FX look to be borrowing a page from the "Cloverfield" playbook with the first teaser for upcoming vampire series "The Strain," which ran during Sunday's "The Walking Dead" mid-season finale. The found footage-style video, entitled "He Is Here," shows a lunch at a sidewalk cafe getting interrupted by a swarm of rats and then the same phenomenon observed inside what looks like a courthouse -- ew.

"The Strain," which is based on a trilogy of novels of the same name by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, received a series order from FX last month and is set to premiere in July. Del Toro will direct the first episode, Carlton Cuse is the showrunner and Corey Stoll the star.

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  • Peggy | December 3, 2013 12:51 PMReply

    Those poor rats.

  • Michael Chase Walker | December 3, 2013 10:25 AMReply

    Yes, let's all watch as Guillermo 86's yet another cherished genre and ruins the chances for everyone else...