The Strain doesn’t seem to take itself too seriously, and audiences shouldn’t, either. Del Toro’s work often straddles the line between horror and paranormal, and this show is no exception. For fans craving the next dark, disturbing weekly watch in the spirit of The Walking Dead, The Strain will prove too cheeky and eye-roll inducing. Those that appreciate late ’90s B-horror flicks such as The Faculty might enjoy The Strain for the kind of creepy, often goofy ride it is, even though it never gets too deep.
For the second time this year, post-punk legends New Order have teased their fans with a new song. Last May, they played “Drop The Guitar” (now known as “Singularity) at Lollapalooza Chile, and last night at a gig in Chicago, they played “Plastic.” The two songs are the first new material from the band in nine years. As of yet, there is no news on a release date for a new album