The Strain 1.01 Review: “Night Zero” | TVOM

TVOM: "Outside of showing off a fancy hair piece for star Corey Stoll and introducing an extremely unclear zombie/vampire hybrid tale, I’m not sure what The Strain is, or actually wants to be. Guillermo del Toro’s attempts to revive the vampire genre certainly has its caveats – and with del Toro behind the camera, “Night Zero” is packed full of awesome shot composition and stark, unsettling visuals – but outside of that, it’s not much more than a series of cliches and vagueries, a pilot too concerned with being myserious, to the point where the entire show feels like small glimpses into the tiniest corners of a massive world: certainly intriguing in moments, but unable to sustain dramatic momentum for any period of time.

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