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Weekend TV: FX's Creepy Strain, Return of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex

"It's not for everyone," growls the grizzled, sword-wielding Armenian pawnshop owner (Game of Thrones' David Bradley), whose unromantic notion of vampire slaying includes mass decapitations and body burnings. Likewise, FX's deliciously freaky and gruesomely graphic The Strain (Sunday, 10/9c) won't be for all tastes. But the network is betting, probably correctly, that a midsummer popcorn feast of classic monster-movie horror, served without apology and blessedly free of irony, will resonate with fright fans eager to jump out of their seats, which turns out to be a Strain specialty. This could, and deserves to be, FX's Walking Dead-sized blockbuster.

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VIDEO: Strain

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Length: 42:21
Aired: 1/1/2010

The White House is rocked by the sudden illness of one of their own, leaving Chief of Staff Peel and Sterling to investigate possible conspirators. watch

VIDEO: Occultation

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Length: 11:46:44
Aired: 8/17/2014

After warning Kelly to leave the city with Zack ahead of the spreading plague, Eph is arrested by the FBI. Eichhorst has one final job for Gus, while Setrakian realizes that the coming eclipse is the tipping point for virus infection and the beginning of the end. watch


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Year Title Description
2014 3 Days To Kill Movie, Actor - The Wolf
2014 The Strain TV Show Series, Actor - Thomas Eichorst
2009 Inglourious Basterds Movie, Actor - Sgt. Rachtman
2006 Casino Royale Movie, Actor - Gettler
2006 Oss 117 Movie, Actor - Moeller

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FX Orders Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse Drama The Strain

FX has given a 13-episode order for The Strain from Guillermo del Toro,Carlton Cuse and author Chuck Hogan, the network announcedTuesday.

The drama is based on the vampire novel trilogy of the same name written by del Toro and Hogan, who co-wrote the pilot, which del Toro will also direct. The series will star Corey Stoll as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. When a viral outbreak of ancient vampirism begins to spread, Eph, his team and a group of average New Yorkers will fight for humanity's future.

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John Hurt Joins FX's Vampire Thriller The Strain

John Hurt has joined the cast of The Strain, FX announced Monday.

Based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy, the pilot is a high concept thriller about Dr. Ephraim "Eph" Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City.  He and his team investigate a... read more

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