Eps 5 – Runaways – Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast

With episode 5, The Strain continues to be the most horrific, disturbing horror on television today. Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher recap and review episode 4, “Runaways,” discussing the beginning of Eph and Abraham’s hunt of the virus victims, Gabe’s hunger and Mr. Fet’s shocking discovery in the sewers beneath the city. The show begins to kick royal ass with creatures appearing all over as the main characters begin to realize the monsters at the door. All that and more on this week’s episode…

Season 1 Episode 5 – Runaways
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The Strain dives into the myth, the visuals and the horror behind the virus driven vampires. Abraham provides some clues to the creatures physiology and biology while the show weaves in glimpses of his past. Eph tries to convince the CDC of the oncoming epidemic only to find himself ridiculed and hunted. By the end of the episode, the plague begins to spread…publicly. Doc and Dave have lots to discuss as the recap episode 5 of The Strain.

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to bring you our 13 nights of fear with HORROR NEWS TV THE STRAIN FAN PODCAST.

A very special thank you goes to Joe Melluzzo and Night Spirit for giving the podcast permission to use of their new hit song, Fire, in the intro and outro of the show. Check them out and tell them the Horror News TV The Strain Fan Podcast sent you their way! Check out the show notes for links to You TubeiTunesAmazonFacebook and The Night Spirit website.

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Doc Rotten

Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.

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  1. Charles says:

    Great podcast. And thanks for the shout out.

    I think the word you were looking for was strigoi. But I have to admit vampires stuffed with delicious meats and cheeses does sound good.

    On the matter of people calling the CDC on their respective loved ones, it’s not that weird considering the loved ones in question. Ansel’s wife was a mouse. She’d find it very hard to disobey him. The lawyer’s nanny is, well, a nanny. Her boss said she’s okay and doesn’t want the her to call the doctor, then she would be putting her job in jeopardy, considering her boss is a vampire lawyer (even before the infection). The little girl’s father was delusional, so no CDC call there. And lastly, the rock start was probably acting weirder than normal, but apparently, they have to be careful of publicity, so decent reasons why no one has called the authorities.

    I don’t have a problem with the silver. I do like the fact that they have chosen to use one of the more obscure aspects of vampire lore: inability to cross running water. I haven’t seen that mentioned since I was a kid. Nicely done. I also like the mirror touch. It seems more plausible than vampires casting no reflection at all.

    Ansel’s wife, I seriously don’t remember hanging herself in the boo, but it’s been a few years. Lastly, that whole nursing home scene was really weird. But considering things start going completely sideways in the next episode, I guess it’s okay t o have one of the vampires attacking someone in the nursing home. The episode was pretty good except for that part.

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