Wednesday, May 27, 2009

THE STRAIN - Guillermo Del Toro's First Horror Novel

Dear LATIN HORRORphiles:

"They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come.

In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country.

In two months—the world."

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In exactly one week from today, the vampire genre is set to be changed as the first novel from one of our most creative writer/directors' first novel hits bookstores everywhere. GUILLERMO DEL TORO's "THE STRAIN" is a vampire trilogy that kicks off in New York City and spreads around the world and promises to inject the genre with new blood (pun intended!). Watch a short trailer at --

Thanks to the lovely & talented Jovanka Vuckovic (editor of Rue Morgue) for bringing this gem to my attention. LATIN HORROR will review the book shortly.

The interactive website for the book has just launched. Make sure to enter the Harper Collins prize giveaway. The Grand Prize winner will receive a DVD player, a DVD library of Guillermo Del Toro movies, a signed first edition of The Strain, and an advance readers copy of the second book in the trilogy, The Fall, as soon as it is available. Five (5) runners-up will receive a signed first edition of The Strain.

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