First off, if you’re not watching The Strain, you really should start. It’s FX’s new vampire series, based on the same-named trilogy of novels from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and the first seven episodes have all around been incredibly entertaining, full of colorful characters and some truly wild monster action. Never too late to start playing catch up.
If you’ve been watching, this past Sunday night’s episode likely left you feeling very excited for more, as it marked the first appearance of the character you see pictured above. Though nothing was revealed about the man – not even his name – he immediately showed that he’s a badass dude not to be messed with, easily laying waste to two vampires – and one innocent young girl who was about to become one.
Emitting snake-like hissing noises and with a set of front teeth ripped right out of Salem’s Lot, all the dude really needed to do was show up to instantly become one of the most badass characters on TV, and right about now you’re probably wondering who the hell he is – and how he fits into the story.
If you’d like to learn those answers as the show feeds them to you, that’s totally understandable. But if you’re just dying to know more about this guy, read on for some knowledge!
Played by the always badass Stephen McHattie (above), this dude goes by the name Quinlan and is a member of a group known as ‘The Born.’ Armed with silver blades and a sawed off shotgun, Quinlan is a vampire who is looking to put an end to The Master, after learning that the ancient vampire aligned with a human, thereby breaking an old sacred truce.
In the book The Strain: The Fall, Quinlan eventually ends up joining forces with Gus (re-christened ‘The Sun Hunter), which is likely what’s also going to happen on the show.
Of course, the show could always depart from the source material, but that should give you a basic idea of who Quinlan is, and what we can expect to see from him in the coming weeks. Can’t wait, as he’s yet another character on the show that I’m just dying to learn more about!
‘Final Destination 6’ Coming to HBO Max From ‘Freaks’ Filmmakers
Freaks filmmakers, Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein have been brought on board to direct an upcoming Final Destination 6 for HBO Max. Jon Watts is on as producer with Lori Evans and Guy Buswick as writers.
“I will say that it’s not just going to be another kind of ‘we set up a group of people, they cheat death, and then just death gets them.’ And there’s one wrinkle that we kind of added to every movie to kind of like change it up a little bit: this one is… a true Final Destination movie, but it doesn’t follow that kind of formula that we’ve kind of established.” Jeffrey Reddick told Dread Central.
The synopsis for the first Final Destination went like this:
Alex Browning (Devon Sawa), is embarking on a trip to Paris. Alex experiences a premonition — he sees the plane explode moments after leaving the ground. Alex insists that everyone get off the plane and 7 people including Alex, are forced to disembark. All watch as the plane actually explodes in a fireball. He and the other survivors have briefly cheated death, but will not be able to evade their fate for very long. One by one, these fugitives from fate fall victim to the grim reaper.
We will keep you updated on all things Final Destination.
Stranger Things Season 4 Blooper Reel
As part of the TUDUM: A Global Fan Event releases, Netflix has given Stranger Things fans a nice little treat. I’m a huge fan of behind-the-scenes and blooper reels! I loved seeing the characters we know so well break the 4th wall when overwhelmed with a case of the giggles. Even the powerful Vecna couldn’t escape landing on the Stranger Things season 4 blooper reel!
Watch our favorite actors break character in this brand new blooper reel below. 🤣
We also found some other behind-the-scenes videos from Stranger Things Season 4 that we thought you would like. With the news of Stranger Things Season 5 being the end of the series, we’re watching all these videos before we have to say our final goodbye. I don’t think we’re ready for this story to end. 😭 Until then, have a laugh with our friends from Hawkins, Indiana!
‘Cloverfield’ Film Finds a Director To Helm Next Entry
We have seen an incredible three Cloverfield-based films so far. The latest being Cloverfield Paradox on Netflix. The latest in the series also managed to lose steam for the secretive franchise. It went too far into the explanation of secrets that we had seen in the first two films. Once the wizard is discovered behind the curtain the game loses its momentum and fun. The upcoming Cloverfield film has found its director from Under the Shadow’s Babak Anvari.
The director’s Under the Shadow was a great piece of horror. It was entirely effective in its scares and story.
There is no word on where the fourth Cloverfield film will take audiences. But, that is for the best. These films have always been shrouded in secrecy and that is what has made them fun. Well… the first two films anyway.
The synopsis for Cloverfield went like this:
As a group of New Yorkers (Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman) enjoy a going-away party, little do they know that they will soon face the most terrifying night of their lives. A creature the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Using a handheld video camera, the friends record their struggle to survive as New York crumbles around them.
We are happy to see that Anvari is going to helm this entry. We can’t wait to see what he brings to the franchise and to see what direction this entry takes.
What has been your favorite Cloverfield chapter?