TCA 2014: Carlton Cuse previews Guillermo Del Toro‘s bloodsuckers
“They’re not sexy,” said Carlton Cuse, describing the vampires of the upcoming FX series “The Strain.”
He has a gift for understatement.
FX debuted a new trailer for the series at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Tuesday, and plans to share it with the general public soon. It shows a hooded, horrifying vampire sucking the life force out of some poor schmoe, people with reptilian vertical eyes, and lots and lots of bodybags.
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The mood is dark, shadowy and atmospheric, like a haunted airport terminal filled with fog. Probably because an airline filled with dead people gets the show started.
TheWrap asked Cuse if the vampires on screen will be like the ones in the books: marble-skinned creatures whose sex organs have atrophied since they reproduce by shoving a stinger into a victim’s flesh.
He said they’ll have some things in common, included the missing sex organs: just one of the way the vampires won’t be sexy.