TV Review: The Strain Episode 2 – The Box (FX)

In the second episode of The Strain contnues to use stereotypical characters in very interesting ways that makes for almost a spoof of the genre. This is in no way […]

In the second episode of The Strain contnues to use stereotypical characters in very interesting ways that makes for almost a spoof of the genre. This is in no way a dis. As a matter of fact, the use of these horror cliches actually makes the show more interesting and fun. The tone of the second episode meshes well with the first despite having a different director than the first.

This episode also introduces us to the a new character played by Kevin Durand (of Lost fame). His character is a health inspector that doesn’t take crap from anyone. I have a feeling that I am really going to love this character. We also get our first good look at the “Big Bad” Dracula-esque villain!

The best part of this episode, however, involves the creepy little girl from the first episode in another visually unnerving final scene that feels like an homage to the creepy bathtub scene in James Gunn’s Slither.

I give “The Box” a 9/10…

Would get chills again!

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