Since Halloween is rapidly approaching, TVEnthusiast felt it might be prudent to offer something thematically in line with the holiday season for this week’s edition of Spotlight. The Strain is a horror series from cinematic mastermind Guillermo del Toro and LOST Showrunner Carlton Cuse. Though originally conceived as a television series, Guillermo del Toro was unable to find a network that he could work with on the project at the time it was conceived. As a a final option to get out the story, del Toro wrote it as a book series. Since then, the standards of television have risen so drastically that a TV version of the story was finally a feasible prospect. One has to imagine that the success of AMC’s The Walking Dead motivated The Strain’s network, FX, to push forward on the expensive project.