The Superstition Mountains just outside of Phoenix, Arizona are steeped in deep and bloody legend. Some Apache believe that the mountain range houses a portal to the spirit world … or even Hell itself. Other legends employ the backdrop of the nineteenth century American gold rush. The lore of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine has claimed several explorers’ lives in their quest to discover it. Hikers’ remains are often found in mysterious locations amid eerie conditions, further fueling the doom and damnation of the mountains and their precious gold.
Budding crime novelist Andrew Thomas lives an idealistic life. Spending his days working on his next big idea, until he receives a ridiculous letter explaining that there is a woman buried on his property, covered in his blood. Knowing that this certainly cannot be the case, as he is a proper law abiding citizen, he shakes off the note as a prank. However, curiosity is what killed the cat - but not the woman he finds buried on his property.
Well for anyone who read the books, Episode 10, “The Loved Ones,” finally delivers a bit of what we had been anxiously expecting. Kelly transforms into a vamp! Just a bit of a heads up, if it’s not obvious – Kelly being a vampire will be a major plot point throughout the series.
Titan Books just released the exciting conclusion to the Ashley Parker zombie ass kicking series, Plague World by Dana Fredsti. Catch up on Ashley's snarky and humorous antics in the previous installments Plague Town and Plague Nation. The plague that is causing zombies to run wild through the streets is now an airborne epidemic allowing the virus to attack anyone and almost impossible to contain.
Unfortunately after the excitement of episode 8 and the week long anticipation for the continuation in Episode 9, “The Disappeared;” we were let down by the show falling back on its slow motion planning. Last night’s episode starts off with Kelly Goodweather’s friend Diane dropping off Zack at a completely darkened house with only a shadowy figure in the window present. As a rather brazen character who also happens to be a mother – this is a terrible idea. But atlas, like most people involved in a apocalyptic situation – she naively goes with it.
HALLEUJAH!!!!! I think we can all agree that The Strain found its groove in Episode 8, “Creatures of the Night.” Sparing us the initial and always short-lived opening stunner – Episode 8 smartly decided to just consistently provide the action throughout. WHAT A CONCEPT!
As always the opening of episode seven, “For Services Rendered,” is an immediate attention grabber. Seeing Joan’s husband obliviously hang out in an empty country club (I guess his 19 hour flight drained him of his common sense) and pour himself a drink is a little stupid, but hey, maybe part of him can foresee this being his last. A slight slow burn leads up to every man’s nightmare of returning late from a business trip and seeing your wife transformed into a hideous life (and blood) sucking monster. Joan has by far been the most intensely creepy transformation.