November 13, 2011 |
Being punched in the face for an iPhone is not pleasant. Regrettably, I'm one of the growing number of victims who can say this from personal experience. A couple of weeks ago, I was mugged on a quiet afternoon in my cozy Old Irving Park neighborhood. I made the mistake of entering what I call The Smart Phone Zone - in which I tried to walk, listen to a podcast and tweet at the same time. Meanwhile, two large men in hoodies silently sprinted up to me from behind. Before I had a chance to turn around, one of them began punching me in the head and knocking me to the ground while the other kicked...
February 26, 2014 |
"Helix" fans are getting closer to discovering the truth about what exactly Dr. Hiroshi Hatake (Hiroyuki Sanada) has been up to at Arctic Biosystems. As you can see in the preview video above, the silver-eyed sneak finally reveals to the CDC team that his scientists created the deadly virus and that he's been hiding the existence of another level in the facility. "Level X," as the episode is titlted, is where Hatake keeps samples of two strains of the "apocalypse" virus. Unfortunately, the vectors - those people already infected - seem to have...
April 17, 2014 |
Cover your eyes, "The Strain" is coming. The latest teaser from FX's upcoming horror series gives viewers an eyeful of creepiness. "The Strain," whose ensemble cast includes Corey Stoll, Regina King, Mia Maestro and Sean Astin, will premiere on FX in July. The series is based on the bestselling vampire trilogy written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. "Lost" alum Carlton Cuse is the writer/producer. "The Strain" follows a CDC doctor's investigation into a viral outbreak somehow connected to an ancient strain of vampirism that creates more...
January 22, 2014 |
FX gets clever with its teaser for "The Strain," its upcoming horror series from writer/director Guillermo del Toro. Although the new teaser doesn't offer any actual series footage, it does convey the mood del Toro and FX want to set: creepy scary. The music and cinematography do all the heavy lifting in the teaser, titled "Eclipse. " As the skies above New York City grow ominously darker throughout the course of a solar eclipse. When the skies go completely dark, so do the city lights.
April 29, 2014 |
There are two ways to look at the latest teaser for "The Strain," FX's upcoming horror series based on the books by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Take it from the perspective of the humans living in New York, and all those body bags is not a good thing. But from the point of view of the vampires about to unleash hell on the city--hey, yay! As FX says, "His army will rise this summer. " But either way you lean, "The Strain" looks like it will give us some mighty good frights this summer.
January 5, 2014 |
Syfy has released the first 15 minutes of its new "Helix" online to give fans a taste of the thriller from "Battlestar Galactica" mastermind Ronald D. Moore. "Helix" tells the story of a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control investigating a possible outbreak at a research facility in the Arctic. When the team arrives, they quickly learn that some weird science has been going on. The series offers many familiar tropes, but manages to spin them into something completely horrifying and suspenseful.